Call for witnesses after youth assaults owner of The Head Shed hair salon in Northfield Road, Ilfracombe

Police have appealed for witnesses after an Ilfracombe hair salon owner was assaulted in their shop and the takings stolen.

It happened just after 4pm yesterday (Wednesday) at The Head Shed hair salon at the bottom of Northfield Road.

Police said a white youth aged 14-16 entered the shop, grabbed the takings and assaulted the owner as he left.

The suspect is described as having dark hair and he was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and scruffy blue and red Nike trainers.

Police said: "We are keen to identify this male and speak to anyone who witnessed this selfish and violent act."

If you have any information or saw anything, please call 101 or email, and quote log 584 of August 2.