Detectives have launched an investigation after a fight in Holsworthy left a man with multiple stab wounds.

Police and ambulances were called to North Road at 12.40am this morning (Wednesday) to reports of the stabbing following a fight involving multiple men.

The 29-year-old victim suffered 10 stab wounds. Police have described two of them as more serious.

He is currenty in a stable condition after being taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance and his injuries are not life-threatening.

An investigation is now underway, with police and the local authority working with residents in the area.

A 26-year-old man from Holsworthy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is in police custody.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 26 06/06/18.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.