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Teen has serious head injury after assault

16-year-old Barnstaple boy arrested

A teenage boy has been seriously injured in an assault in a North Devon town.

The 17-year-old sustained a head injury in the assault in Braunton on Wednesday afternoon 

The incident took place between 4pm and 4.30pm near a bus stop on Exeter Road, opposite Squires fish and chips and close to the SQ bar and restaurant.

A 16-year-old boy from Barnstaple has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

Police would like to hear from witnesses or any motorists who were in the area at the time whose dashcam footage may have captured the incident, or just before it. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference, CR/047394/21.

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