Vivary park assault

A man in his teens was assaulted in Taunton’s Vivary Park over the weekend. The incident happened somwehere around 4pm on Saturday (6 June).

The man was with a friend at one of the shelters in Vivary Park, close to the café area. He was approached by a man who punched him twice and grabbed him by the throat. He suffered bruises to his jaw and neck.

The assailant is described as being white, in his late-40s and stocky. He was wearing an orange beanie hat and a dark blue tracksuit.

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward. Speaking for them PC Stewart Cuthbert notes “This was a nasty incident, which happened without warning, and we’re keen to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened. Witnesses are asked to call 101 and give the call-handler reference 5220123761, or report it online at

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