Assault in Woolacombe after surfers’ ball

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in Woolacombe.

Officers are investigating an incident which happened in Barton Road between 3 am and 4 am on Monday 26 August.

The victim, a man aged in his 20s, lost consciousness when he was struck in the head after leaving the Marisco Club.

He required hospital treatment and suffered a concussion and bruising.

Police understand a surfers’ ball took place at the Marisco Club on Sunday 25 August and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101 or emailing, quoting crime reference CR/077859/19.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via

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