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Arrests made after gang attack
12:06pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
THREE men have been arrested following an attack in Sherborne.
The three men arrested are aged 39, 34 and 27 are all from the Sherborne area.
They have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and have been released on police bail until mid December.
The arrests follow an attack in which two men were injured by a gang outside Sherborne Abbey on October 20.
The pair were assaulted around 1am, and both victims were treated in hospital.
A group of five men attacked the victims after they had run across an area cordoned off for the filming of Far From the Madding Crowd.
The offenders knocked one man to the ground before running off in the direction of Sherborne Abbey.
A 59-year-old man from Devizes in Wiltshire sustained bruising and cuts to his face and body, while a 47-year-old man from Lewes in East Sussex received swelling to his face, hands and body.
They were treated at Yeovil District Hospital.
Detective Constable Gerald Marchant said: "This was an unprovoked attack that left both men requiring treatment at hospital.”