The allegedly attacker punched the man in the head before returning with a baseball bat, said police.

Police are appealing for information after an assault at an Ilfracombe bus stop.

A 19-year-old man was stoof at the bus stop in Wilder Road on Thursday, March 23, at around 10.45-11am.

The victim was allegedly punched in the head by another man, who then reappeared with a baseball bat.

The victim ran from the scene and police are appealing to find the attacker.

The suspect is described as being aged between 20 to 25 years old and around 6ft tall, of medium build with short black hair and tanned skin and with a small beard. He was wearing a black hoody.

Anyone with any information about this incident are asked to call 101 or email quoting reference CR/021526/17, alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.