Three arrests by police investigating attack on teenager in Yate

POLICE have now arrested three people on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a teenager was attacked in the street in Yate.

The assault took place in Cranleigh Court (above) at about 10.30pm on September 10.

Officers say the victim, a boy in his late teens, suffered neck and back injuries when he was “attacked by a number of people”.

He was taken to hospital but later discharged.

Two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man have been arrested and are currently on bail while enquiries continue.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said specialist crime scene investigators have examined the area and a knife was recovered from the scene.

The spokesperson added: “Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage as part of our investigation, while the Neighbourhood Policing Team are targeting their patrols around the Cranleigh Court area to provide reassurance to the community.”

Police have called on anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information or video footage which could help their inquiry, to call them on 101 or make contact online, quoting the crime reference number 5223 220 207.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting the independent charity’s website.