Two men have suffered serious injuries following a reported stabbing in Barnstaple.

Police officers were called to the ‘serious assault’ in Bear Street at around 4.20pm following reports of disorder involving three people.

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

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

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

A police cordon is in place at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

Members of the public are being asked to avoid the area.

The statement from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called to Bear Street, Barnstaple, at around 4.20pm on Monday 26 October following reports of a disorder involving three people.

“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.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 579 of October 26, 2020.