New arrest following Taunton stabbing

Yesterday we reported that Police had arrested a man and a teenage boy following a stabbing in Halcon, Taunton. It followed an altercation in the park area between Baldwin Road and Monmouth Road. The man who was stabbed is recovering. Police say that his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing, but he continues to receive treatment.

The arrested man has since been released without charge. However the boy remains in custody on suspicion of wounding with intent.

A second man, aged in his teens, was arrested overnight. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and also remains in custody.

There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area as enquiries continue. This is also to reassure the public. If you have any concerns please speak with local officers.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward. If you saw the incident or have any dashcam, CCTV or other footage please call 101 and give the reference 5223039800.

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