Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21 year-old woman suffered a broken ankle trying to jump out of the path of a car in Dawlish.
They say the unprovoked assault happened on Saturday evening at around 9.20pm when two men and a woman left the Mount Pleasant Inn and went to use a zebra crossing.
A red Nissan Micra drove at the pedestrians in dangerous manner meaning they had to jump out of the way.
Police say that some 40 minutes later, a red Nissan Mirca and two other cars returned to the scene and a number of men and women chased after and assaulted the same group of people.
One man suffered heavy bruising and a fractured cheekbone. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
We are investigating this unprovoked attack that appears to have escalated following a near-miss at the pedestrian crossing near Mount Pleasant, in Dawlish.
This was an unprovoked attack on three people returning home after a night out. Whilst i would like to reassure the people of Dawlish that these types of incident are rare, it is important that the local community help us identify those responsible so they can be held accountable for their actions
Gale-force winds battered the West Country this morning as there were reports of high waves along the coastlines.
Gale-force winds have battered the West Country with high waves causing problems along much of the coastline.
As 65mph winds struck the region, The Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes found its ground floor flooded after the waves were created a powerful force, smashing the windows.
While in Mousehole two cars took the full brunt of the power of the whipped-up waves.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, while the Environment Agency said there was significant impact from coastal flooding along the south Cornwall coast, and minor flooding was likely in Devon.
Strong winds coincided with the high tides on Sunday morning resulting spray and wave overtopping.
There are 12 flood warnings in place, which means flooding is expected, and immediate action should be taken.
- South Cornwall Coast from Lands End to Lizard Point excluding Mounts Bay
- South Cornwall Coast from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head excluding Truro City
- South Cornwall Coast from Gribbin Head to Rame Head
- South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Wembury Bay including tidal estuaries
- South Cornwall Coast At Truro
- South Devon Coast at Topsham and Cockwood
- South Devon Coast low-lying areas of the Teign Estuary
- South Devon Coast low-lying areas of the Dart Estuary
- South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Seaton
- Plymouth Barbican
- South Cornwall Coast At Mounts Bay, properties located behind the seafront
- South Cornwall Coast At Mounts Bay, seafront properties
As a result the Environment Agency, and local councils sandbagged a number of areas most effected.
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A number of trains were cancelled, or had routes and timetables altered, this morning because of flooding on the line at Dawlish.
CrossCountry trains, who were the only provider effected, say it is down to the type of train they use, which can experience technical issues if hit by waves.
The Voyager engine is not used by Great Western Railway.
Due to sea flooding the railway between Exeter & Plymouth the following service alterations will apply: https://t.co/flBjkOxrOV
Hundreds of people have brought tickets for a charity ball in Dawlish - which is raising money for three children whose mother was murdered.
Last year 36 year-old Sophie McDonald was strangled by her husband as they were going through a divorce. Her friends have organised the event in February to help provide the children some financial support when they're older, and raise funds for a public memorial.
There are delays and cancellations on CrossCountry services between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids due to the adverse weather conditions.
It follows problems on the line earlier this week due to Storm Frank.
Tickets are being accepted on Great Western Railway services.
ALTERATION: Due to severe weather the 12:25 Plymouth – Edinburgh service will now start from Exeter St Davids https://t.co/aUH8V9Srzq
A father of three has gone on trial at Exeter Crown Court - accused of strangling his wife before going to pick up their children from school.
James McDonald denies murder but admits he killed his 36-year-old wife Sophie after losing control
Her body was found in January at a property on Iddesleigh Terrace.
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A train heading to Plymouth last night had to be evacuated after it was hit by an enormous wave, causing a power cut.
It took several hours for people to be removed from the Arriva Cross Country service after its electrics failed in Dawlish.
The Dawlish line has been hit by turbulent weather in the past, and was recently repaired after being partly washed away in a storm.
"First Great Western staff were called to help passengers on an Arriva CrossCountry train that had broken down in the Dawlish area last night.
"While the majority of First Great Western services were able to continue running, there were delays to some trains while the CrossCountry service was recovered."
Elsewhere in the town, residents were also fighting against the bad weather. Drains were overwhelmed, and at least four houses were flooded.