TWO men who reported being attacked by a group armed with a plank of wood with nails in it have sparked a police appeal.

Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV images as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged unprovoked assault in Taunton.

Officers want to trace the people pictured as part of their inquiries.

A spokesman for the police said: “Police are appealing for help to trace the people in this CCTV as part of their investigation into an apparent unprovoked assault on two men in Taunton.

Somerset County Gazette:

“The pair reported that they were set upon as they walked home from a night out.”

The incident happened at about 12.30am on Saturday, June 2, in Fore Street.

The men, aged 22 and 25, and from Taunton, told officers they were attacked by four people using a plank of wood with nails in it.

The spokesman added: “Both men required hospital treatment, including stitches, for cuts and puncture wounds to the head and body as a result. The younger man also has a broken hand.

“Officers recovered the suspected weapon abandoned in a litter bin in Fore Street.”

Somerset County Gazette:

One of the suspects was described as a man with dark blond hair, clean shaven, who was wearing green shorts and a blue T-shirt.

CCTV shows people who were in the area at around the time of the reported incident and officers would like them to come forward to help with the investigation.

Anyone who recognises the individuals on the CCTV, or who has any other information which could help the police investigation, is asked to contact police via, or by calling 101, reference 5218120153.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.