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Arrest made after man knocked unconscious in Bridgwater

Two police hats on a car dashboard and words saying arrest made

A man was knocked unconscious when assaulted in Bridgwater earlier this month and we’re keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened.

The incident occurred at about 3.30am on Sunday 1 May between the car park in Market Street and Penel Orlieu.

It was reported to police that a confrontation between two men culminated in one of them punching the other before fleeing the scene.

Members of the public cared for the victim before paramedics arrived and took him to hospital. He sustained multiple cheek fractures and a head injury.

The suspect was described as white, male, in his early-20s and about 6ft. He had short dark brown hair, stubble and was wearing a dark polo shirt, blue jeans and grey Adidas trainers.

A 23-year-old man was arrested. He has been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken with police is asked to call 101 and give reference number 5222102651.