There are reports of an attempted murder in Crediton after a man suffered life-threatening injuries at the weekend.
A 35-year-old man, was allegedly attacked in an alleyway at The Burrowe in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The victim from Crediton suffered neck and facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he is reported to be in a stable condition.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been taken into custody at a police station, Exeter.
Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses.