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19-year-old attacked by gang of nine youths

By Herald Express  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

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A TEENAGER has been left with serious injuries after an unprovoked attack by a gang of nine youths in Torquay.

The 19-year-old lost teeth and is still having treatment to his jaw after being kicked, punched and stamped on near the 'Welcome to Hele Village' sign in Hele Road.

The attack happened as the teenager was walking with his 16-year-old girlfriend at 11pm on Halloween.

Det Con Emma Kendrick, of Torquay CID, said: "We are appealing for witnesses to a grievous bodily harm assault in Hele Road.

"It is quite a busy road and somebody might have seen something.

"The victim was a 19-year-old male who was walking up the road with his 16-year-old girlfriend at 11pm on Wednesday, October 31.

"A group of nine males set upon the male victim in an unprovoked attack.

"His injuries are quite bad. He was kicked and punched and stamped on.

"His front left tooth is missing, two other teeth have cracked roots and have been knocked out of place.

"He has other bruising and cuts and still has to go back to hospital for his jaw to be examined.

"The attack happened as they were walking up the hill from the Tesco garage, just before the 'Welcome to Hele Village' sign."

The 16-year-old girl is said to have been traumatised after witnessing the attack on her boyfriend.

DC Kendrick appealed for any witnesses to the assault to contact her by ringing the Devon and Cornwall police non-emergency number on 101.

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  • robocop1982  |  November 19 2012, 12:41PM

    your not supposed to use words like heles angels that rhyme with hells angels. that could offend the bikers.

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  • coggers  |  November 18 2012, 11:51PM

    This is not a surprise ...Torquay is getting worse these crimes need to stop silly little boys are trying to get away with being big..they are capable of beating someone up they ate capable of murder.

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  • hughanchor  |  November 18 2012, 7:23PM

    Perhaps Hele's Angels would care to identify these misbegotten cowards to the police? After giving them a good seeing to to ensure that they DO get punished though. These louts are cowardly little hyenas who should never have been born, I'd love to explain this to them in a dark room.

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  • theyellows  |  November 18 2012, 5:22PM

    I hope Heles Angels are reading this as they so often tell us (law abiding)residents of Hele village that there is nothing wrong with it and its an up and coming place to live shame on you .get well soon buddy.

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  • robocop1982  |  November 17 2012, 6:33PM

    YOU do realize its people like this who carry out attacks that usually go on to murder innocent people. The thing people forget is where is the limit with people like this. if they are willing to assault somebody that shows that have no concern for that persons existence or life. i'm surprised this persons life was not eded by these scumbags. I find it difficult how you can attack a person without the high chances of killing them. THese people are so sick they do not realize what they are doing shows they have no feelings for that human beings existence. I would not dare to raise children in this area. a normal person just would not do this. it proves that insane and evil people do exist. many law abiding people simply do not want to raise kids in the uk now because of the risk of assaultive beahviour

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  • robocop1982  |  November 16 2012, 8:14PM

    angry thoughts and behavior might actually come from somewhere. Where do the energies and thoughts come from that come into people minds. there must be some reason people choose to do stuff like this when unprovoked or for no reason. there has to be things we just cannot explain. the fact is people learn violent behviour from somwhere and tv dramas and movies are the usual candidates and hae hypnotic effects. you could argue why make violent and negative tv shows and movies at all. Notice how much negativity tv pumps out into the public mind. simply raising the bad ideas can effect even normal people and it has proven they do not have to be mentally imbalanced to copy what they see on tv. tv is responsible for much violence in people. thats where they first see it as young children. every childs first vision of violence comes from tv and people will copy just about anything because they see somebody else do it. people only snort cocaine because they see sombody else do it

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  • neeneeoil  |  November 16 2012, 4:09PM

    Those in the spirital world know that the forces of evil are present in the area of the GPO Roundabout.

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  • hughanchor  |  November 16 2012, 2:49PM

    What these ugly, cowardly little pieces of dirt need is drowning in the Bay. To be quite frank, I would go for Israeli style punishments, i.e. throw their ugly familes out on the street when they are convicted. We should NOT be providing housing for these "problem" families, we should make them homeless and drive them away.

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  • Ihatechavs2  |  November 16 2012, 1:38PM

    Hele Village is full of 'chavs' who think they are soooo coool but instead look & act stuuuupppiiiiddd. Vast areas need to be knocked down & rebuilt with tenants who will look after the place & any hassle from local scum families should be thrown out. It's the pits. I grew up for quite a few years there & was generally nice then chavs invaded!Luckily enough, the local pub (in through the door & out through the window: you know the one!) closed. That whole block needs to be knocked down or revamped-which includes the bad families. Such a shame with that incident- cowards!

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  • robocop1982  |  November 16 2012, 1:34PM

    i wouldn't rule out the possibility of demonic possession. I'm convinced there is a demon beneath torbay that possess people. Other people have also felt this entire area is haunted also. lots of People have reported suffering from constant bad dreams in this area which can effect a persons behavior. IT could be past life intruding on present times

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