UPDATE: Two remain in custody after Yeovil assaults
Two suspects remain in police custody after a series of assaults in Yeovil on Saturday 18 February.
All available resources were deployed immediately after a man reported an assault in Reckleford at 6.30am and two people were arrested by 9am.
There was a second call at 7.30am to Yeo Vale Leisure Park where officers found two men had been assaulted near Cineworld.
Soon afterwards there was a report of another assault at Pen Mill railway station and a further call about an incident in St Michael’s Avenue.
One victim was hit on the head with a metal bar. Others were stabbed or punched. Four of the injured people – all men – went to hospital and have since been released after treatment. The fifth did not require hospital treatment.
Following enquiries involving response and neighbourhood officers, supported by specialist units, a man in his 20s and a teenage boy were arrested. Both remain in police custody, the man on suspicion of wounding with intent and the boy on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a knife in public.
There will be an increased police presence in the area while further enquiries are carried out. If you have any concerns please speak to local officers.
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