Sunday, 20 January 2008

Murder squad police launch inquiry after Minehead street fight

A SERIOUS crimes inquiry was started in Minehead today, Sunday, January 20, after a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a running street brawl.
The man, aged in his mid-30s, was found at about 1 am in Blenheim Road, near the rear access to the town's hospital, suffering from serious head injuries.
It was thought that he had been stabbed during a fight which started in Wellington Square and which continued as a running battle through The Parade and into Blenheim Road.
The victim was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, in a critical condition, where he remained on a life-support machine.
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses and have asked anybody with information to contact Minehead Police Station on 0845 4567000.
The Parade and Blenheim Road remained sealed off this afternoon while crime scene officers carried out a detailed examination of the area.
Officers were also carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and examining film on the town centre CCTV tapes.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, it appears that there are some very unpleasant people in and around Minehead these days.

    The other day, I stared hard at a car as it rocketed up Paganel Road, Minehead, obviously well above the speed limit, and the car screeched to a halt and the man threatened me with extremely abusive language.

    On driving to or from Taunton, it is rare not to be overtaken, usually quite dangerously, by speeding cars driven in convoy.

    At one end of the 'violence spectrum' we have ordinary 'law abiding drivers' clustering together, bumper to bumper, so they have no chance of stopping in an emergency.

    At the other end of the spectrum, we have people knifing each other.

    As a community, we need to take a long hard look at how we relate to each other ... And then take action.


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