Witnesses sought after Braunton bus assault allegation

Joseph Bulmer

WITNESSES are being sought after an alleged assault on a teenager with learning difficulties during a bus journey between Braunton and Petroc in Barnstaple on Wednesday. It happened at around 8.10am and the victim, a 17-year-old boy from the Braunton area

WITNESSES are being sought after an alleged assault on a teenager with learning difficulties during a bus journey between Braunton and Petroc in Barnstaple on Wednesday.

It happened at around 8.10am and the victim, a 17-year-old boy from the Braunton area, was allegedly assaulted when the male suspect ignited a lighter and held it close to his finger, causing minor injury.

The suspect is described as wearing a black leather style jacket, dark jeans and black shoes. He had ginger hair and was wearing a silver chain on his neck.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 08452 777444 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference CB/10/3586.

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