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Plea for witnesses after woman head-butted in Torquay

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 26, 2013

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old woman was allegedly head-butted in an incident in Ellacombe, Torquay.

The woman, from the Ellacombe Church Road area, was taken to the accident and emergency ward at Torbay Hospital by ambulance.

She was allegedly attacked outside the Londis shop in Ellacombe Church Road shortly before 1am on Monday.

Police said: "A 21-year-old woman was taken to Torbay Hospital. She had been head-butted and suffered a head injury.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to ring the 101 number quoting crime reference FT/13/451 or to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

A 24-year-old man, from Torquay, was arrested at 1.10am and was helping police with their inquiries.

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  • omnivore23  |  January 28 2013, 10:07PM

    Oh Sidney, you haven't thought this one through have you! I thought your whole "thing" was that Torquay IS a coastal town BUT with all the problems of a major city (drugs crime etc) ....hang on - let me just check your posting history...... Yep. Or was rather - now apparently it's "Torquay IS a coastal town BUT with all the problems of a major city (drugs crime etc) except they are not quite a bad, er, or something" Oh Sidney - that sounds like a rubbish angle - what are you going to do?

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  • SidneyNuff  |  January 28 2013, 9:52PM

    Kraygerson. London is a major city with all the social problems of a major city. Torquay is a coastal town in Devon. You really should write for the Riviera Tourist Board. Come to Torquay, it's not as bad as some places in London, you will probably be safer on the streets than some estates in Liverpool and may well be offered less drugs than on the streets of Manchester.

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  • Hocus_Pocus  |  January 28 2013, 3:22PM

    @kraygerson: I fear your wasting your time with the likes of SidneyNuff et al, they think the world is still in black and white, Dixon of Dock Green is the local bobby on the street corner and Capstan is the ciggy of choice, your right, he has no conception of life past Kingkerswell and I very much doubt he has brought a Freeview box and is wondering why he cant watch TV.

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  • kraygerson  |  January 28 2013, 2:30PM

    Sidney, have you ever lived anywhere else? I ask as you constantly deride Torquay, giving the impression it is (in your eyes) the worst place to be. My family and I moved to Torquay from west London a little over a year ago. It is far more family-friendly here. You might be surprised to learn that a story like this would not even make the local news in London - far too unremarkable. The number of serious assaults (e.g. stabbings) that went unreported in the local press of our old neighbourhood vastly exceeded those that did get a mention. You think Torquay has drug/crime problems? Have you ever personally had to confront drug dealers to ask them to stop (blatantly) dealing on the corner across the road from and in full view of your house? Have you ever witnessed rival dealers robbing one another (at gunpoint)? Ever found someone with stab wounds collapsed in your front garden? Sir, with all due respect, I believe you know nothing. Torquay isn't perfect, of course. But where is? On the whole, Torquay is far cleaner, less intimidating and much nicer than most parts of London could ever hope to be. We chose to move here and (poor wages aside) are glad we did. Try living in London for a few years. Your view of Torquay will be changed forever.

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  • Teignager  |  January 28 2013, 10:29AM

    It's not the alcohol, it's the Jeremy Kyle style cretins that drink it!

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  • Hocus_Pocus  |  January 26 2013, 6:46PM

    Torquay has no more licenced premisies than anywhere else, its a nationwide issue.

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  • robocop1982  |  January 26 2013, 3:21PM

    over the last 10 years why has ellacombe had so much trouble and scumbags in news . Makes you wonder if torquays large amounts of alcohol premises is a trouble magnet factor. ok so you cannot blame alcohol for what people choose to do but maybe it is or maybe it isn't a factor. Alcohol aisles in supermarkets are also making innocent people a target of being falsy suspected of shoplifting who have not done anythign other than simply walking down the aisle. I personally have never found being totally drunk has ever made me aggresive in any way. My view is people who are aggresive will be like that whether they are drunk or not. if we replaced alcohol nightclubs with weed nightclubs there would be half as much trouble. legalize weed and spread peace to the aggressors

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  • SidneyNuff  |  January 26 2013, 9:58AM

    This is life in Torquay and would make far more interesting viewing than that manufactured hotel rubbish, we could have one camera crew permanently situated in castle circus covering drug deals, muggings and car theft. One camera crew in ellacombe covering drug deals, violence and arson, one camera crew in hele covering drug deals and burglary and one camera crew in the town hall watching them sleep. 24hr live TV, never a dull moment.

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