Police appeal for witnesses as investigations continue

TWO men arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Barnstaple have been released on police bail.

A man in his 20s was taken into custody on Monday night following reports that a woman in her 20s had been sexually assaulted in the Old Sticklepath Hill area.

Following further inquiries, a second man in his 30s was arrested on Tuesday morning in connection with the investigation.

Both men must return to Barnstaple Police Station on January 19.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area between 6.00pm and 7.00pm on Monday to contact them on 101 quoting police reference CB/11/3682 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report on online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org