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Man, 22, left with broken jaw after unprovoked attack.

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Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses after a man, 22, was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Plymouth on January 29.

The incident happened at Derry’s Cross at around 1.30am where a man was approached in the street while walking alone. A male offender punched the victim in the face

The victim was left with a broken jaw which required an operation to insert metal plates.

The offender is described as white, approximately 6ft tall, between 20-22 years-old and is of a muscly and stocky build with a goatee beard.

He was wearing a grey coloured tee-shirt and blue denim jeans.


Attack on disabled woman's car

Motability car destroyed in the attack Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

Police say a disabled woman from Plymouth has been left without transport following an arson attack on her car. The Motability car was destroyed in the attack outside her home on Taunton Avenue in Whitleigh.

The car, described as her 'lifeline'. was destroyed in the attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two men were seen covering it in petrol and setting light to it. Police are appealing for anyone who may know anything to get in touch. They are now stepping up patrols in the area.

The suspects are described as, a white male of chunky build with a round belly, wearing a dark tracksuit with a baseball cap underneath the hood of the tracksuit. The second suspect is described as a white male, of slim build with a black hood over his head and a matching tracksuit top and bottoms.

Horses attacked in Forest of Dean

Police have launched an investigation after nine horses were attacked Credit: ITV Westcountry

Police are investigating an attack on a group of horses in the Forest of Dean. Nine horses and ponies belonging to Kay Coleman and her daughter had their manes and tales cut, and their faces burnt.

The attack happened at the time of the summer solstice. It's thought the hair could have been stolen for a religious ritual but Kay thinks there may be a simpler explanation.

Eye attack victim thought she was being murdered

A mother of two whose eyes were gouged out by her partner, a man from Cornwall, says he "robbed me of one of the most precious things in life".

Tina Nash says her attacker robbed her of one of the most precious things in life - her sight Credit: PA

Shane Jenkin, 33 and from Hayle, attacked Tina Nash last year, also breaking her jaw and nose. He admitted GBH at Truro crown court and will be sentenced in May.

In a statement Ms Nash said "I truly feel that, when he was strangling me, he was trying to murder me. He has taken everything from me".


Polar bear attack: upset over decision not to prosecute

The family of Wiltshire schoolboy Horatio Chapple, who was mauled to death in a polar bear attack in Norway are to appeal against a decision not to prosecute the trip's organisers. Four others, including Michael Reid from Plymouth and Scott Bennell-Smith from Cornwall were badly injured.

Aftermath of polar bear attack in Svalbard
Horatio Chapple from Salisbury was killed in the attack in Summer 2011