Two women and two men have appeared in court charged with attempted murder and robbery of a young woman in the city after she sustained bleeding on the brain.
Natasha Clarke, 21, Kate Williams, 34, Leigh Yeo, 22, and Ragnar Dunn, 48, all from Exeter, appeared before city magistrates jointly accused of the offences on Friday morning.
The court heard that during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 12, at Dunn’s home in Wynford Road in Stoke Hill, a young woman was assaulted and her bank card was stolen.
The victim, 25, reportedly suffered open cuts to her face, broken teeth and bleeding on the brain.
Police said officers found the woman with head and facial injuries. She is now said to be in a stable condition.
The court heard that there were multiple assaults over a period of time on the victim.
All defendants were arrested and charged on Thursday night and were remanded in custody.
No pleas were given by the co-accused.
Clarke and Williams were denied bail after an application to the court by their defence barristers.
Yeo did not apply for bail and was also remanded in custody.
Dunn was granted conditional bail by the court but was remanded in custody pending the outcome of an appeal of the magistrates’ decision by the prosecution, expected on Monday.
All are due for a hearing in Exeter Crown Court on April 3.