LOCKPORT – City police charged three men with third-degree assault early today after a South Transit Street woman said she was beaten in the 100 block of Willow Street.

Arrested at about 3:45 a.m. were Dorian M. Polk, 20, of High Street, and Sheldon W. Allen III, 20, and Shamir W. Allen, 17, both of Washburn Street.

The victim said she heard noise outside and went out to investigate, and then was jumped by a heavyset woman, who started punching her before three men joined in. She identified the men as her assailants after police apprehended them.

The victim suffered a cut lip and a bruised and swollen face. She was treated at her home by Lockport paramedics.