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Two arrested after serious assault in Barnstaple

Joseph Bulmer

Police investigating a serious assault in Barnstaple are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Officers received reports of an assault in the Woodland Close area of Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, between 10pm and midnight, on Tuesday, May 10.

A man in his 40s sustained serious facial injuries and an ankle injury, all of which required hospital treatment.

A 43-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, both from Torrington, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remain in police custody.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting CR/040086/22.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling freephone 0800 555111.