Police seek witnesses to ‘unprovoked and cowardly’ attack on football club pensioner

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Victim left with facial injuries following Bideford assault.

A 78-year-old football club volunteer was left with facial injuries after an attack at Bideford Football Club.

The victim was assaulted while challenging a teenager alleged to be causing damage at the club in Kingsley Road at around 10pm on Thursday, July 2.

He sustained a bruised, swollen and lacerated left eye as a result of what police have described as an ‘unprovoked and cowardly act’.

The offender is described as approximately 17 years old and about 5ft 8ins tall.


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He is described as having a very pale complexion. He was wearing a blue hoody which had a distinctive ‘T’ motif on the left breast.

The suspect who was very emotional during the assault, told his victim his age, that he had 13-year-old brother and that his father had just died.

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Anyone who has information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 941 02/07/2015.

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