Three arrested after Weston assaults
PUBLISHED: 13:20 20 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:37 20 July 2015
THREE men have been arrested following a serious assault in Weston-super-Mare, which left two men injured and one still in a life-threatening condition.
A further two people have also been arrested for drug offences following the investigation.
Police were called to the Saffron House area of Prospect Place at around 8pm on Friday after receiving reports two men had been hurt.
The suspects fled the scene on pushbikes and the road was closed to allow forensics officers to carry out a thorough investigation.
The victims suffered serious injuries during the attack and were taken to Weston General Hospital.
One of the men suffered life-threatening injuries and was transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol in the early hours of Saturday morning, where he remains in a ‘critical condition’.
The second victim suffered less serious injuries and received medical treatment in Weston. The victims’ details have not yet been released.
A spokesman from Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman confirmed: “Last night (Sunday) we arrested three men in connection with this assault.
“As part of the investigation, we have also arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of drug offences.
“All five remain in police custody at this time.”
Superintendent Geoff Wessell said: “Firstly, I would like to thank our local communities for their patience and cooperation over the weekend as this investigation was progressed.
“There will be an increased level of patrol reassurance activity in the area over the coming days.
“I would like to reassure the communities in Weston that serious assaults such as this are not commonplace and we will robustly investigate any incidents involving violence.
“We are still appealing for anyone who was in the locality of Prospect Place on Friday evening between 7.30-8.30pm to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“Anyone with information should call us now on 101 and quote log reference number 1048 of 17/7.”
* UPDATE: Part of Upper Church Road, Weston, is being investigated this afternoon (Monday) by police and forensics officers as part of this investigation. The road has been cordoned off to members of the public.