13th June 2021

Man punched repeatedly and windscreen smashed in racially aggravated assault in Taunton


A teenager has come forward following a police appeal into a racially aggravated assault on a man in his 50s in Taunton at about 21:00 on 12 April.

A car was also damaged in the incident.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We believe we have now identified both the individuals we were hoping to trace. One teenage boy came forward himself. He has arranged to speak to officers voluntarily.

Our enquiries continue and anyone with any more information which could help can get in touch quoting reference 5219080152.”

Avon and Somerset Police have released two CCTV images as part of an investigation into a racially aggravated assault.

Police would like to speak to those pictured in the images but they need the public’s help to identify them.

A man in his 50s was punched repeatedly by a number of young people while in the grounds of Bishop Fox‘s School in Taunton.

The man retreated into his car which was then attacked by the group who smashed its windscreen, lights and wing mirrors.

“Due to the language used during the assault, we are treating the incident as racially aggravated” said Avon and Somerset Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5219080152.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.