Man assaulted with broken bottle in Bideford

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted with a broken bottle in Bideford.

The incident happened in Mill Street, close to the Co-op store, around 8.45pm on 9 July.

A man was struck on the arm with the bottle after an argument with another man. The victim, in his 20s, sustained a serious cut to his arm.

The suspect then allegedly subjected bystanders to racially abusive remarks.

A 28-year-old man from Barnstaple has been arrested on suspicion of assault GBH with intent and racially aggravated public order. He has been released on bail until 6 August.

Police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident in Mill Street or overheard any of the words shouted.

Please contact police via or telephone 101, quoting crime reference CR/055243/20.

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