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Armed police called to 'large fight' in Cornish village

Armed police called to 'large fight' in Cornish village

Published by Emma Carton at 8:48am 17th May 2019. (Updated at 11:07am 17th May 2019)

A man has suffered multiple injuries after what police describe as a large fight in a Cornish village.

Officers say he was struck by a vehicle several times, kicked, punched and hit with bats and a metal pole.

The 40-year-old from Launceston was rushed to hospital after the incident in Tintagel on Tuesday night.

Armed police, the police helicopter and specially trained sniffer dogs were scrambled to Atlantic Road.

They searched the area for three suspects, after five other people were also injured and taken to Derriford.

"Police were called at 9.15pm on Tuesday 14th May to a report of a large-scale fight between two groups of people in Atlantic Road, Tintagel.

"It was reported that one man had been struck by a vehicle and had sustained injuries.

"Local units, firearms officers, the police helicopter and dog unit attended along with ambulance.

"A 40-year-old man, from Launceston, sustained multiple cuts and bruises after being struck by a vehicle a number of times.

"He was also assaulted by three male offenders - kicked and punched and hit with a wooden bat, a metal pole and wooden baton.

"He was taken to Derriford Hospital. The front and rear windscreens of his own vehicle were also smashed.

"Five other people also sustained injuries in the altercation. Two women aged 40 and 22, from Launceston, two men aged 20 from Launceston and a 30-year-old man from Egloskerry.

"All suffered minor injuries. Four of them were taken to Derriford Hospital.

"Police carried out an area search for three male suspects".

Devon and Cornwall Police

A 40-year-old man from Tintagel was arrested on suspicion of assault GBH with intent, affray and causing criminal damage to property.

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries but police are still trying to find two other suspects.

Anyone with information to assist the investigation is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting crime reference CR/042577/19.

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