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Man assaulted in the street in Wiveliscombe

POLICE are seeking witnesses and information after a man reported being assaulted in Wiveliscombe.

The incident took place in North Street, near to the Bear Inn, between 3pm and 4pm on Monday.

A member of the public called the emergency services after finding the 23-year-old man with facial injuries. The injured man was treated at hospital for cuts, bruising and swelling as well as a knee injury.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset policed said: “He said a man, woman and two teenage boys got out of a red Peugeot car and punched and kicked him.

“All were white, and described as:
• A man in his 40s, about 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, of medium build and with a local accent
• A woman in her 30s, 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, and skinny with brown hair and wearing a red jumper
• A young man in his mid-to-late teens, 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall and skinny with black hair and with a “man bag”
• A slightly younger teenager, 6ft 2ins (1.87m) tall and slender with frizzy hair and wearing a black tracksuit

“The neighbourhood team are targeting their patrols in the area following the incident.

“If you saw the assault, have dashcam footage or any other information which could help, call 101 quoting reference 5221120021.

“Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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