Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault near a Combe Martin chip shop on Sunday. A man was hit on the head with a metal object near the Top Chippy at 6.30pm. Police said he was reportedly kicked and punched by a number of people while on the floor and had to receive hospital treatment. Anyone who saw the incident or was in the area at the time is asked to call 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference CR/045322/15. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously via Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555111.