Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses following an incident where a man was seriously assaulted by a woman.

The incident happened in the service lane to the rear of Mount Gould Road at around 10.30pm on April 24.

During the assault, the 51-year-old man suffered serious injury and police are treating the incident as actual bodily harm.

A 28-year-old woman, who is known to the man, was arrested and later released on police bail until 23 July.

Police would like to speak to a couple who came to the assistance of the victim during the offence.

The unknown man and woman climbed a set of metal stairs at the rear of the property via the service lane to try and help.

Anyone who recalls the incident, or with any information whatsoever is asked to please call police on 101 quoting police reference EC/14/3947.