Update: Sexual assault suspects bailed

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.


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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

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