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Teenager's jaw broken during robbery

Two boys and man arrested

A teenager has been left with a broken jaw after being assaulted during a robbery near Totnes.

The 18-year-old was assaulted by a group of males around 6:45pm on Sunday on the Dartington estate near the town..

The victim and three friends were walking towards the river when they were approached by the group in a black BMW.

Detective constable Rich Jones, from Newton Abbot's police station, said: “The man was then assaulted by three or four male occupants of the car, causing him significant injuries requiring hospitalisation and surgery.

“The attack on the victim stopped after a short time and members of the public who were nearby came to the aid of the victim and his friends.

“We believe that there were a number of potential witnesses to this attack and that they may be able to provide evidence to police.”

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.  A 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man from Totnes, and a 17-year-old boy from Newton Abbot have been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, until Friday 30 April.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information which may assist with the investigation email or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/026515/21.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the charity’s website at


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