Ilfracombe assault victim thrown over railings

A man is seriously ill in hospital after being assaulted and thrown over railings in Ilfracombe, north Devon.

The 49-year-old was assaulted at about 2230 BST on Friday on the promenade.

Devon and Cornwall Police said after an altercation, the man had been thrown over railings about 15ft (4.5m) on to a concrete shelf by the beach.

Four people - three males aged 16, 17 and 19 and a 16-year-old girl - all from the Barnstaple area, were arrested and have been released on bail.

The victim suffered injuries to his ribs, collar bone and face in the assault.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.

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