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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 12:16 GMT 13:16 UK
Man attacked with stiletto heel
Stiletto victim
The victim from London was on a cricketing tour of Devon
A man is in hospital with serious facial injuries after he was attacked with a stiletto shoe in Devon.

Sam Lewis, 24, from south London, was sitting on a bench near a nightclub in Fore Street, Sidmouth, when a man hit him with the shoe.

He was treated at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for five fractures to his cheek and a broken nose.

He was on a cricket tour in Devon with others from the London area and had gone into Sidmouth for the evening.

A police spokesman said: "We do not know where the shoe came from but it is possible it may have been discarded by a woman customer of the club who found it uncomfortable."

The offender is described as aged about 18, 6ft (1.8m) tall, of slim build, with short brown spiky hair with blonde highlights.

He was wearing a short-sleeved white T-shirt, baggy trousers and trainers.

The assault happened at about 0300 BST on Sunday.

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