Police issue update on ‘serious incident’ in town

Police investigating an incident in North Devon which has left a road blocked have given an update on the situation.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police were called out to Bear Street in Barnstaple at around 4.20pm today (October 26) after receiving reports of disorder.

A photograph from the scene shows police cars and an ambulance in attendance and members of the public are being advised to avoid the area.

In the latest update, police say two men in their 30s were taken to hospital following the incident with what have been described as “serious injuries”.

A 40-year-old man from Barnstaple was arrested at the scene and is in custody.

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The statement from the force said: “Police were called to Bear Street, Barnstaple, at around 4.20pm on Monday 26 October following reports of a disorder involving three people.

“Two men, both aged in their 30s, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. Their conditions are not currently known.

“A 40-year-old man from Barnstaple was arrested at the scene and he remains in police custody.

“Police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“A police cordon is in place at the scene and enquiries are ongoing. Members of the public are asked to avoid the area at this time.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 579 of 26/10/20.

Updates on the incident can be found here on our blog.

Devon Live