A Devon and Cornwall Police car - Credit: Graham

'Incredibly disturbing' serious assault on woman in Brixham area

Torbay Weekly

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports on social media of a serious assault having taken place in the Brixham area last weekend.

South Devon Sector Inspector Andrea Kingdon said: “We have been made aware of an anonymous post on social media stating that a serious assault on a woman took place on Sunday, July 24.

"The content of this post is incredibly disturbing, and we have launched an investigation into this matter. It is claimed that an attack took place on the coast path between Berry Head and Sharkham Point, Brixham, on the morning of Sunday, July 24.

"There have been comments on this post claiming that this matter isn’t a one-off. I wish to reassure our public that we are taking this matter seriously and will be increasing patrols in the area, but at this time no reports have been made to us, and therefore no victim identified.

"It is vital that if you have been a victim or you know a person who has been attacked that you reach out to the police and report this; we will believe you and will support you. If you are the victim being referred to in the social media posts, please contact the police on 999 so we can support you."

We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Berry Head and Sharkham Point on Sunday, July 24, or who may have information that can assist with our enquiries. Please contact 101 or 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 172 26 July.