Man attacked with baseball bat in Cheltenham

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked with a baseball bat in Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire Police said the "serious incident" happened at 00:40 BST near The Range store on Tewkesbury Road, close to the junction with Elm Street.

Three men, aged 19, 20, and 21, and two 17-year-old boys, all from Cheltenham, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

They are all being held in custody.

A police spokesman said a fight broke out between two groups of people on Tewkesbury Road in the early hours, which led to a 27-year-old man being assaulted.

He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital before being transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious head injuries.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the spokesman added.

Officers have appealed for anyone with any information about the attack to contact them.

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