Mugging victim kicked on ground
A YOUNG man was battered by two men who demanded money, yet took nothing, say police.
Investigators are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Fairmead Road, Saltash, between 12.15am and 12.45am on April 14.
The victim, a man in his early 20s, was attacked while walking home from a night out at the Ploughboy public house.
He told police he recalls being pushed to the ground and then repeatedly kicked by two men, and being asked for his money but nothing was stolen.
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The victim sustained a broken ankle and recalls that he shouted and screamed loudly during the assault.
He cannot recall any description of his attackers other than he remembers one man having a local accent.
Anyone with any information about the incident should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number BS/13/263.
FIREFIGHTERS are to hold a "blue light" day for city youngsters who suffer hearing and sight loss.
As part of Deaf Awareness Week, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will be visited on Saturday afternoon by youngsters from the Plymouth Deaf Children Society and Moorvision at Plympton fire station in Glen Road.
Station Manager Ros Clarke, Community Safety Manager for Plymouth, said there will be a range of activities for the children to enjoy as well as advice on keeping safe.
Station Manager Clarke said: "We would like to invite all local families affected by sensory impairment throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area to join us for the afternoon where they will be able to enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations by our firefighters.
"We will also be giving fire safety advice within the home and will be offering home fire safety visits for those who are eligible, which may include the fitting of specially designed smoke detectors to alert people with hearing difficulties of a fire at night."
A MAN who has admitted growing cannabis is to face trial after denying he also possessed a lower category drug.
Mitchell Hurrell, aged 22, Stenlake Terrace, St Jude's appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court yesterday where he faced four charges.
He pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of the class B drug cannabis and abstracting electricity without authority.
However, he pleaded not guilty to being in possession of 191 tablets of Diazepam, and not guilty to being in possession of class C drug Oxymetholone, an anabolic steroid.
District Judge Ian Strongman granted Hurrell unconditional bail and ordered him to appear for trial at Plymouth Magistrates Court on May 31 while the sentencing for the guilty pleas would be set for June 7 at Plymouth Crown Court.
A CHILDREN'S charity has appointed a new head of fundraising and communications.
CHICKS, which provides respite breaks for disadvantaged children, has taken on Tim Bunting in the role.
Tim said: "It's great to have joined CHICKS. I am really honoured to have been appointed, and take CHICKS to the next level of development."
Elanor Hoskin, CEO of the Devon based charity, added: "CHICKS has ambitious plans for growth, including opening a third respite centre, and I have no doubt that Tim will help us to achieve these goals."