Police appeal for information after 28-year-old man punched, kicked and headbutted in Looe assault
Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged assault on a 28-year-old man in Looe.
Police say the victim, who is local to the area, was punched on the side of the head, kicked in the ribs and headbutted before his mobile phone was stolen.
The attack is believed to have taken place on Fore Street, in the evening of Tuesday October 8.
A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said the victim noticed a minbus with its horn being sounded outside the Presto Pasty Shop with a group of men stood nearby at around 9.30pm.
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Believing they were acting suspiciously, he approached the vehicle and took a photograph of the registration.
“A verbal altercation ensued and a suspect tried to grab the victim’s mobile phone from him," the police spokesperson explained.
"He then headbutted the victim.
"The victim tried to retreat but the suspect came back at him again and punched him to the left side of his head.
"The offender then kicked the victim in the ribs this caused the victim to fall to the ground, dropping his mobile phone."
A 20-year-old man from Middlesborough has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail until November.
The victim estimates there were approximately ten men with the white Ford Transit minibus, which had the registration plate Y108LBB. He describes them all as being with Birmingham accents.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 ref BE/13/602.