5th August 2020

Three teenagers arrested after man attacked in Taunton

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Taunton last night (Sunday).

The incident happened between 20:00 – 21:00 in Galmington Road when a man in his 20s was attacked by a group of young men.

Three teenagers have been arrested as part of the investigation.

The victim was walking with his female partner when the assault happened near to a fish and chip shop.

He was struck in the face with what is believed to be a baseball bat, causing him to fall to the floor, where he was kicked.

He required treatment at Musgrove Park Hospital for facial injuries but has since been released.

Officers are patrolling the area to receive further information and provide community reassurance.

Three teenagers, two aged 17 and one 18, have been arrested and remain in police custody.

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing.

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help our enquiries.

We would particularly like to hear from anyone who has mobile phone or dash-cam footage of the incident.”

If you are able to help, contact police online or by calling 101, quoting reference 5220020590.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report it online quoting the above reference number.