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A 38-year-old man has been charged after two men were stabbed in Chard town centre on Christmas Day.
Sylwester Mazur has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent and possessing a 'blade/sharp pointed article' in a public place.
It's after an incident on Fore Street at around 9.30pm.
The injured pair were treated for their injuries but have since been discharged from hospital.
Mazur, of Henson Park, is due to appear at Taunton Magistrates' Court this morning.
A 38-year-old man has been arrested after two men were stabbed on Christmas Day in Chard.
It happened on Fore Street between 9-9.30pm.
Avon and Somerset say the pair were taken to hospital for non life threatening injuries and have now been discharged.
Police say all the people involved were known to each other.
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Police say they're worried about a vulnerable man who's gone missing in Somerset, and are asking for the public's help to find him.
39 year old Vasco Macedo was last seen at his home in Chard at 5am this morning.
He's taking his bicycle with him:
He was wearing light blue tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded top. He's not believed to have any shoes with him. He doesn't speak English.
If you see Vasco, please call police on 101.
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A woman who was trapped under a cart at Chard Carnival remains in a critical condition this evening.
The woman, in her forties, has yet to be formally identified.
The accident happened at the end of the procession on Saturday night.
Police have confirmed the woman injured is one of the ground crew.
They said this morning the woman is now in a "serious but stable condition".
She was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol after the incident.
A crowdfunding page had been set-up to help her family through this time.
Chard Carnival committee says that while this is a rare occurrence, it is important to consider potential safety improvements for the future.
The lady is stable. The family are with her and we've been keeping in close contact and offering as much support as we can at this moment.
I think we've just got to take advice from everyone involved now and see what we can do. If we can make it any safer that's what we need to do and we just need to work with everyone to try and implement anything that is recommended.