knife crime

Thirteen-year-old arrested after ‘altercation’ involving knives and bottles

POLICE are investigating a confrontation between six teenagers carrying knives and glass bottles in a street in Taunton.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset and police said: “We’re seeking witnesses to a public order incident which happened on Monmouth Road, Taunton.

“On Wednesday, July 28 between mid-day and 1pm, a group of six boys aged in their early to mid-teens were seen in an altercation which involved weapons including knives and glass bottles.

“A 13-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation.

“Police would like to hear from anyone that saw what happened or that can help identify the other individuals involved.

“If you can help, call 101 quoting reference 5221172637.”

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