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'Serious assault' in Barnstaple leaves two in hospital

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image captionPolice asked people to avoid the area around Bear Street

Two people have been taken to hospital following reports of a "serious assault" in north Devon, said police.

The Devon and Cornwall force said officers were called to Bear Street in Barnstaple at about 16:20 GMT.

Two men, both aged in their 30s, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. Their conditions are not currently known.

A 40-year-old man from Barnstaple was arrested at the scene and he remains in police custody.

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