CCTV released in Newton Abbott attempted murder investigation

CCTV released in Newton Abbott attempted murder investigation

CCTV released in Newton Abbott attempted murder investigation

First published in News

Police investigating a serious incident in Newton Abbot on Sunday, August 24 have released CCTV images of four witnesses they would like to speak to.
 
At around 3.43am on Sunday, August 24 police were called to an incident on The Avenue, Newton Abbot.
 
On arrival they confirmed that a man had been hit by a blue Peugeot 106 motor vehicle which failed to stop, having been driven away with its windscreen damaged.

The four male witnesses immediately approached the injured man who was on the ground after being hit by the car. Detectives are keen to identify them as they may hold vital information and be able to help with the investigation.

Following enquiries, officers believe the incident initiated at a takeaway store on Queen Street, Newton Abbot, between two groups of men. Several members of the public were in the area at around 3am.

Police believe one of the groups of men may have made their way along The Avenue towards Balls Corner. When they reached the vicinity of the Volkswagen garage the group were struck by a blue Peugeot 106 which was subsequently parked in the vicinity of the multi-storey car park on Sherbourne Road.

The witnesses that police are keen to trace were at the scene at 3.30am and may have witnessed the earlier events in Queen Street.

Detective Sergeant Andrew James, Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “As well as the four witnesses pictured, we would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed an incident in Queen Street involving the two groups of men, saw the collision outside the Volkswagen garage or the blue Peugeot 106 being parked on Sherbourne Road.”

Two men were arrested on Sunday, August 24 on suspicion of attempted murder.
They are a 21 year old and 18 year old, both from Newton Abbot.
Victim is from Newton Abbot.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 203 of 24 August, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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