Two people have been taken to hospital following reports of a 'serious assault' in Barnstaple.
Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were called to Bear Street at about 4.20pm on Monday.
A spokesman said: 'Two people have been taken to hospital and another person has been detained at the scene.
Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were called to Bear Street at about 4.20pm on Monday
'Officers remain at the scene and the incident is ongoing.
'Members of the public are asked to avoid the area at this time.'
Barnstaple Police tweeted: 'Officers dealing with a very serious incident in Bear Street in Barnstaple. Please avoid the area.'