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Man arrested over crossbow bolt fired into Oval cricket ground

The 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.
Sep 2nd 2017, 5:30 PM 15,147 13

A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with an incident where a crossbow bolt landed on the pitch at the Oval cricket ground in London.

The 35-year-old man was arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm after attending a south London police station.

He has since been bailed, pending further enquiries, to a date in late September.

Detectives from Lambeth have renewed their appeal for anyone with footage of the moments up to and including the incident to come forward.

The incident happened during a match between Surrey and Middlesex on Thursday afternoon.

Detective Constable Dominic Landragin said: “There were significant crowds watching the match and it is likely that a number of those present will have footage of the incident that could assist in our investigation.

Although nobody was injured, this was a reckless action taken with no regard for the safety and wellbeing of the spectators or the players. It is important that we trace those responsible and I urge anyone who has footage of the incident to get in touch as soon as possible.

As a result of the incident the match being played was suspended and the ground was evacuated.

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