Teenagers attacked in Backwell

TWO teenage boys have been arrested for grievous bodily harm after a young couple was assaulted in Backwell.

TWO teenage boys have been arrested for grievous bodily harm after a young couple was assaulted in Backwell.

The attack happened at 10.30pm on Saturday when a 19-year-old boy was assaulted after a fight outside Backwell Football Club in West Town Road.

About an hour later, the victim was with his 17-year-old girlfriend on the A370 Farleigh Road when they were both attacked.

The man was treated for cuts to his head, arms and wrists at Bristol Royal Infirmary.


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Two boys, aged 17 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

It is believed a large group of people were around the football club at the time of the first assault and police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the attack.

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Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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