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Police appeal after elderly man assaulted near Newton Abbot
9:37am Monday 9th September 2013 in Devon
Police in Newton Abbot are appealing for witnesses following an assault on an elderly man.
The incident occurred between 9.00pm and 10.00pm on Tuesday 3rd September at a location called Upper Wood Pool, near Dartmeet and Spitchwick Common.
The victim, a man, aged in his early 70’s was assaulted following an altercation with a man who had been camping bedside the river Dart.
During the incident the victim was pushed and on falling backwards to the ground sustained a cut to the back of his head which required medical attention.
The offender is described as being a white man, aged in his early 20’s, thin build tall and wearing a beanie hat.
The victim spoke with a man and a woman, who were camping nearby prior to the assault and police would like to trace and speak with them as they may have relevant information.
Anyone who was in the area at the time are asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference JA/13/769 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org
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