'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.

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