A 35-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted a member of the public and damaged windows with a hammer in Taunton

Police were called to Mansfield Road just after 4pm yesterday (April 16) following concerns for the welfare of a man with a hammer who was making threats. 

The man allegedly damaged windows on the street before leaving the area and assaulting a member of the public.

He was later detained on East Street after being spotted. 

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police, said: "A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of one count of assault, three counts of assault on police officers and one charge of criminal damage. 

"He remains in custody."