Hero sustains broken jaw

A 31-year-old man from Honiton suffered a broken jaw following an assault in Northcote Lane late last Friday night. He was a good Samaritan, named locally as John Garland, going to the aid of a man who was critically injured during an attack.

A 31-year-old man from Honiton suffered a broken jaw following an assault in Northcote Lane late last Friday night. He was a good Samaritan, named locally as John Garland, going to the aid of a man who was critically injured during an attack. Police say an 18-year-old suspect from Exeter has been arrested in connection with the assault, which is being treated as grievous bodily harm.A relative of the critically injured man has told the Herald that, although 20 people witnessed the attack, only Mr Garland went to help.