Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Witness sought after alleged assault at Woolacombe

12:51 10 January 2014

The incident occurred in the dunes below Marine Drive at Woolacombe. Picture for illustration purposes only.

The incident occurred in the dunes below Marine Drive at Woolacombe. Picture for illustration purposes only.


‘Good Samaritan’ who helped woman after Marine Drive attack on New Year’s Day is urged to come forward.

Police are appealing for a young ‘good Samaritan’ to come forward after a woman was allegedly assaulted by a man in the Marine Drive dunes at Woolacombe on New Year’s Day.

The victim, aged 60, was walking her dogs in the dunes at around 3pm when a man with a small child aged around three years approached the woman and pushed her to the ground.

PC Mike Walker at Ilfracombe said the woman was badly upset by the incident and since then had been scared or anxious about going out again.

He said she did not think the offender was local as she walked her dog there most days and had not seen him before.

A young man came to her assistance and helped her up, but unfortunately left without leaving any details. He appears to be the only witness and police would like to speak to him. If this was you, or if anyone else saw anything, please contact PC Walker via the 101 number, quoting reference CI/14/9.


Other News Stories

The NHS is consulting on proposals to axe prescriptions of gluten free food in North, East and West Devon for those suffering coeliac disease - what do you think? Vote in our poll.

Read more
44 minutes ago

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has launched an urgent appeal for toys to help their homeless hounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:30

The Blue Light Car Wash at Clovelly raised a healthy total for Refugee Rescue on Sunday

Read more
Yesterday, 13:15

The faces of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be on display in pumpkin form at North Devon’s Big Sheep as part of a Halloween spectacular.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:08

The mum-of-four’s son was rushed to hopsital when he suffered sepsis - and the outcome could have been worse if services were moved to Exeter..

Read more
Tue, 16:10

Abseilers do their bit to help the hospital charity Over and Above

Read more
Tue, 16:04

Devon County Council says many arrived ‘with just the clothes on their backs’ and urgently need a range of clothing

Read more
Tue, 13:24

The couple will be entering their best Nordman Fir into the British Christmas Tree Growers Association’s annual competition in Swansea tomorrow (Wednesday).

Read more
Tue, 10:14

Find out what’s going on in Bideford this October half term with the full Wicked Week programme here.

Read more
Tue, 09:18

Barnstaple hotelier completes huge renovations, gutting the restaurant and bar and completely revamping the bedrooms - take a look inside.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications