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Barnstaple bike chain assault appeal

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Two men arrested

Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation between two men in Barnstaple town centre, during which one is believed to have been assaulted with a bike chain.

The incident occurred around 6pm on Friday 4 September outside Christ Church on Bear Street. Two men sustained head and facial injuries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has mobile phone footage of it.

A 29-year-old man from no fixed abode, but living in Barnstaple, was arrested on suspicion of affray and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 47-year-old man from Barnstaple was arrested on suspicion of affray and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and bailed until Thursday 17 September pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 680 of 4 September.

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