Man and woman arrested following assault in Weston

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 02 December 2018

Police received a report of a man sustaining a gun shot wound earlier this evening.	Picture: Mark Atherton

Police received a report of a man sustaining a gun shot wound earlier this evening. Picture: Mark Atherton

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A man and woman have been arrested in Weston-Super-Mare following an assault in the early hours of the morning.

A 21-year-old was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a 17-year-old treated at the scene by paramedics following an incident at 4.20am on Alexandra Parade today (Sunday).

A police spokesman said injuries are not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Officers arrested a 48-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman for grievous bodily harm, The pair remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Richard Horsfall said: “We’re at the very early stage of our investigation into this incident and are still looking establish exactly what happened.

“We have identified a third person wanted in connection with the offence through CCTV and are currently searching for him.

“While we don’t believe the man poses a risk to the public, due to the level of violence used in the incident, armed officers are assisting with this search as a precautionary measure.”

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