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Man arrested in relation to Oval crossbow incident

EVACUATED: Visitors to the Oval Cricket Ground had to leave suddenly last week after an intruder threatened safety

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING an incident where a crossbow bolt was loosed into the Oval Cricket Ground have arrested a man.

The 35 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH on Saturday (September 2) after attending a south London police station. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late September.

Detectives from Lambeth continue to appeal for anyone with footage of the moments up to and including the loose of a crossbow bolt at the Oval to come forward.

Police were made aware at Thursday, August 31, of reports that a crossbow had been fired at the iconic venue.

Detective Constable Dominic Landragin of Lambeth CID 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 evacuated.

Anyone in possession of footage should contact Lambeth CID by dialling 101. To provide information anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries continue.

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