Assault in Taunton

A man in his 20s was attacked by a group of young men in Taunton last night. The incident happened between 8-9pm in Galmington Road.

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 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.

Three teenagers – two aged 17 and one 18 – have been arrested and remain in police custody. Police enquiries into the incident are continuing. The Police tell us that officers are patrolling the area to receive further information and provide community reassurance.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help with their enquiries. Theywould particularly like to hear from anyone who has mobile phone or dash-cam footage of the incident.

If you are able to help, please call 101, quoting reference 5220020590


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