A MAN and a woman were attacked in Taunton by a gang wielding metal poles and large sticks.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident involving assailants aged between 12 and 15.

Both victims were injured in the assault, with one requiring treatment at Musgrove Park Hospital.

The attack took place at the junction of Wordsworth Drive and Lisieux Way at 7.26pm on Thursday, December 30.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "The offenders are described as wearing dark clothing and carrying metal poles and large sticks.

"We’d like to hear from anyone who witnessed the assaults, particularly anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage."

If you can help, call police on 101 quoting reference number 5221305166 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.