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Arrests after McDonald's drive-through stabbing in Devon

McDonald's Torquay Image copyright Google
Image caption The stabbing took place at about 01:00 BST on Monday

Three men have been arrested after a stabbing at a McDonald's drive-through and further violence.

A man was stabbed in the back at the restaurant in Bridge Retail Park, Torquay, in the early hours of Monday.

Police later Tasered a man who confronted them with a meat cleaver. They then went to an address where a man had been struck with a hammer.

Those arrested are aged 19, 20 and 22. The stabbed man was released from hospital after treatment.

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Devon and Cornwall Police said they were called to the McDonald's soon after 01:30 BST.

A car used by a number of men was traced to Newton Abbot, where police arrested a 20-year-old for failing to stop for police, and for drug possession.

Police then went to another address on the same street, where officers were met at the door by a 22-year-old brandishing a meat cleaver.

He was Tasered and arrested at 05:40.

At 16:50, police went to Condor Drive, Torquay, the scene of the reported hammer attack.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of that assault and in connection with the earlier stabbing at McDonalds.

A McDonald's spokesman said: "We can confirm an incident occurred at our Torquay restaurant in the early hours of yesterday morning.

"The restaurant was closed from around 01:00 allowing the police to carry out necessary inquiries and has since reopened."

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