Devon

'Armed' men assault porter at Durrant House Hotel

Two masked men, who may have been armed, have assaulted a member of staff at a hotel in north Devon.

The men, wearing balaclavas, went into the Durrant House Hotel in Bideford at about 01:00 GMT, police said.

They assaulted a night porter, who was taken to North Devon District Hospital with minor injuries. They also threatened a woman before leaving.

Officers said they were investigating reports that the attackers had what appeared to be a shotgun and a pistol.

Police said it was possible the night porter was attacked because he had attempted to confront the men.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites