Assault in Chard

On Saturday 5 March in Fore Street, Chard near its junction with Boden Street, four adults were assaulted. The incident happened at about 3am when four friends were walking home. They were assaulted by members of a group of about a dozen people. One of them was knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched, kicked and stamped on. The attack only ended after door staff at a nearby venue intervened. The victim required hospital treatment for bruising and grazing but thankfully did not need to be admitted.

The incident was reported to the police on Tuesday 8 March and enquiries are ongoing.

Those in the larger group were mostly white men in their late teens or early 20s, but there was also a woman. She was also described as white, mid 20s, about 160cm (5ft 3ins) tall. She was of stocky or muscular build with mid-length blonde hair. She wore a grey or cream tracksuit.

One of the men in the group is described as aged about 18, around 165cm (5ft 4ins) tall and skinny. He had dark hair. He wore a black padded jacket.

Did you see the incident? Do you have any dashcam or other footage which could help the police investigation? Do you have any information which could help? If you do please call 101 and give the reference 5222056181.

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