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Appeal issued for two offences in Taunton being treated as linked

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We’re investigating two incidents which happened in Taunton on Saturday (December 17), which we’re treating as linked.

The first incident happened in Mountway Road/Gipsy Lane at just after 3.30pm. A number of males on bicycles approached a woman who was walking along the road, and removed her hat, pulling her hair in the process.

A short time later, in Castle Green, a man challenged a group of males on bicycles, resulting in one of them threatening him with a knife. We’re keeping an open mind as to whether this was the same group involved in the earlier offence.

No-one was injured in either of the incidents.

We’re appealing to anyone who witnessed either offence to come forward. If you can help, please call us.

If you can help, please complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.