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15.14 2 Sep 2017


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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.


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