Man in critical condition after gang attack in Keynsham

The area around the clock tower cordoned off on Saturday night

The area around the clock tower cordoned off on Saturday night

A man is in a critical condition after being assaulted by a gang in the centre of Keynsham on Halloween night.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the attack which happened near the new Civic Centre.

The area around the clock tower was cordoned off for several hours and at one stage up to eight police cars were reportedly at the scene as well as paramedics.

An Avon & Somerset police spokesman said today: “We’re appealing for information after a man in his 30s suffered a serious head injury following an assault in Keynsham.

“The incident happened at approximately 10pm on Saturday. The victim was attacked by a group of people and was taken to Southmead Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

“A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl have been arrested and released on bail pending further inquiries.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference number 5215031050.”