Witness appeal after man is punched in the head in Barnstaple

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Barnstaple police are appealing for information or witnesses after a man was assaulted while walking along Constitution Hill on Friday, October 16.

At around 3.15pm a man in his 40s was followed by another man, who it is alleged shouted abuse at him, spat at him and then punched him in the head.

The suspect is described as white and in his mid-30s, of around five feet eight inches in height, of medium to stocky build, with a large crooked nose and a tattoo going down onto his right hand.

He was wearing a black baseball cap with white lettering and a dark blue jacket.

Local police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen this incident, or may have commercial or private CCTV or dashcam footage in the areas of Forches Avenue and Constitution Hill for the relevant time, which may have captured the incident.


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A 43-year-old man from the Barnstaple area has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information which could help with police enquiries is asked to call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/087593/20.

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