3rd April 2020

Witnesses sought after woman assaulted in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for the public’s help after a woman was assaulted in Taunton.

Police would like to trace a cyclist and car driver who may have witnessed the incident, which happened at about 06:35 on Tuesday 19 December in St James Street.

The victim was approached by the suspect, a man, who spoke to her before assaulting her, leaving her with a swollen lip and nosebleed.

Police believe that a cyclist and motorist may have passed the area, where the incident occurred, who might have useful information to help with theit enquiries.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 5217288762.

A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.