Two men appear in court in connection with Exeter attack
TWO men have appeared in court charged with carrying out an attack in Exeter which left a man with serious head injuries.
Dominic Bates, 20, of Moorings Reach, Brixham, and Christian Barbour, 21, of Innerbrook Road, Torquay, are jointly charged with causing Joshua Ensor grievous bodily harm with intent following the alleged attack in Commercial Road in the early hours of Saturday, February 9.
Exeter magistrates also heard they are also jointly charged with robbing the alleged victim of £15.
Barbour is further charged with assaulting another man, Joshua Lorraine, on the same date.
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Members of both Bates' and Barbour's family watched proceedings from the public gallery.
The case was sent to Exeter Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 26 with a plea and case management hearing to follow on May 24.
Both were released on conditional bail which will include a curfew, a direction that they must not approach named witnesses and they are both prohibited from entering Dartmouth.
- Police in Exeter are appealing for witnesses following an assault.
The incident took place between 11am on Friday, February 8 and 12.40am on Saturday, February 9 near to The Foyer on Commercial Road.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference DE/13/1275.