Four teenagers arrested on suspicion of robbery after video of incident in Bridgwater is posted online

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of robbery after the video of an alleged attack on a man in Bridgwater was shared widely on social media.

Police say they received a call at 11.15pm last night, Tuesday 12 May, about the video.

Those arrested are all in custody. They are a 17-year-old female, a 17-year-old male and two 16-year-old males.

Officers say they have identified a fifth person believed to be linked to the incident, which took place on Monday night, 11 May.

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Police have met the victim and say his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing but he is going to hospital as a precaution.

They are looking at CCTV and conducting house-to-house enquiries.

We’d like to thank the members of the public who brought this video to our attention and those that have come forward with information following our appeals this morning. I would like to make people aware that we have had positive engagement from the wider families and witnesses to this incident and would encourage the community to allow us to investigate this incident without concerns in relation to repercussions.

Det Insp Richard Horsfall, Avon & Somerset Police

Officers have appealed for people not to share the video on social media or name anyone involved publicly.

We would please ask people not to share the video that has appeared on social media and to delete posts containing it so as to not hinder our continuing investigation. People should not publicly identify any individuals involved through social media either.

Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to call 101, or report it online, giving reference number 5220103361.