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Assault, Plymouth

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Appeal for information

Police investigating reports of an assault on two men in Plymouth city centre on Friday 17 September are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The incident took place at around 2pm in an alleyway outside Waterstones on New George Street, where a man was knocked unconscious.

A second man who went to the first man’s aid also reported being assaulted.

Two men from Devonport were arrested - a man in his 30s on suspicion of assault by beating and a man in his 40s on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both have been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, please email or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/080914/21.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the charity’s website at

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To report crime / incidents please use the Crime reporting form


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