Man arrested in connection with crossbow bolt incident at UK cricket ground

The ground was evacuated after the bolt landed on the field

Man arrested in connection with crossbow bolt incident at UK cricket ground

The Oval cricket ground after the incident. Picture by: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

A man has been arrested in the UK after a crossbow bolt was fired into the Oval cricket ground in London earlier this week.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon, during the final day of a Surrey v Middlesex match.

The ground was evacuated after the bolt landed on the field, and the match was suspended.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Met Police now say a 35-year-old man was arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.

Detective Constable Dominic Landragin explained: "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."

The man has been released on bail.