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Woman beaten to the ground in mugging on Exeter city centre footpath

By mike_byrne  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

  • The incident came just before 12.30pm in a footpath that leads from the top of the South Street/Western Way junction

  • A woman was attacked and beaten to the ground in an unprovoked assault in Exeter city centre today

Update:

A 28 year old local man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following a mugging at the rear of the Southgate Hotel at about 12.20 p.m. today.

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A woman was attacked and beaten to the ground in an unprovoked assault in Exeter city centre today.

The incident came just before 12.30pm on Little Southernhay Lane, a footpath that leads from the top of the South Street/Western Way junction and runs beside the Southgate Hotel.

The attacker is thought to have leapt on the woman from a wall and punched her to the head.

She was taken to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital but is not thought to be seriously hurt.

Police described the suspect as being in his 30s, and wearing white trainers and possibly a denim jacket and blue hoodie.

A police spokesman, appealing for witnesses, said: “This appears to have been an completely unprovoked attack.”

Anyone who has nay information regarding this crime is asked t call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting log number 0348 140213

 
 

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