A Devon & Cornwall Police car - Credit: DC Police
A Devon & Cornwall Police car - Credit: DC Police

Man arrested after Barnstaple assault

Joseph Bulmer

Police investigating an assault and theft of a van in Barnstaple are appealing for the public’s help.

Officers received reports of an assault in Pulchrass Street, at around 9pm, on Wednesday, June 22, in which a man sustained head and facial injuries, which required hospital treatment.

The keys to a van were also taken and the vehicle was later found severely damaged by fire at the Pilton Causeway car park, between 11.10pm and 11.30pm.

A 34-year-old man from the Barnstaple area was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released on police bail, to return on Wednesday, July 20, pending further enquiries.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/055356/22.