Man hospitalised after being hit in the face with a bottle during racially motivated assault

Police are now appealing for information about the racially-motivated assault that happened outside Exmouth train station last month.

A man in Exmouth required hospital treatment and stitches after he was hit in the face with a glass bottle in a racially motivated assault.

Police are now appealing for information about the incident, which happened outside Exmouth train station last month.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was attacked by a group in Marine Way at around 11.15pm on Wednesday 24 June.

He was left with a 'nasty' face injury that required stitches.

Officers say the man was with his friends when he was attacked by a large group of males who were not local to the area.

Police say one male suspect is white, aged around 20, roughly 5ft 6in and of medium build with short, heavy black hair. He was wearing a black top and shorts.

The second suspect is a white male, in his late 30s, around 5ft 9in, bald with a short beard. They say he was of larger build with a round stomach.

He had tattoos up his left arm and across his chest and spoke with an Irish accent.

Police say they were with a group of five to six others when the victim was hit in the face with a beer bottle.

This is a racially-aggravated attack and the victim was with his friends and on his way home to Exeter when he was subjected to an assault which has left him with a nasty facial injury.

Devon and Cornwall Police

Detective Constable Suzie Quinton said, "We are looking for any witnesses who would have seen the attack on the victim by a large group of males who are not believed to be local to the area.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have noticed any motorhomes/caravans that were parked in the long-stay estuary car-park, just behind the train station, on Wednesday 24 June."