Police appeal for witnesses to Exeter stabbing

Police have reissued an appeal for witnesses to a violent incident in Exeter in which a man was stabbed in the eye.

It happened in the Whipton area of Exeter on Sunday, October 4.

Police were called at around 11am following reports of an altercation involving men with weapons in Blackthorn Crescent.

Taser-trained officers attended and a scene guard was erected while enquiries were carried out.

Police were called out to Blackthorn Crescent in Whipton on Sunday, October 4
Police were called out to Blackthorn Crescent in Whipton on Sunday, October 4
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A 20-year-old man from Cranbrook was taken to Derriford Hospital with a suspected stab wound to his eye. He has sustained life-changing injuries.

A 28-year-old man from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of wounding/GBH with intent and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A 26-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, and a 17-year-old male, all from Cranbrook, were also arrested on suspicion of affray. They were released on pending further enquiries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw any activity prior to, or after, it.

Anyone with any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.police.uk and quote crime reference, CR/083593/20

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