Man charged in Andover serious assault investigation
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Officers investigating a serious assault in Andover have charged a man.
Shane Richard Donovan, 27, of York Court in Andover, has been charged with grievous bodily harm intent.
This comes after we were called at 9.18pm on Thursday, 29 July, to River Way after a 62-year-old man was assaulted.
The victim was taken to hospital where he remains. His injuries are described as life-threatening.
An 18-year-old man, a 28-year-old man, and a 36-year-old woman, all from Andover, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have all been released on police bail.
Donovan appeared before Basingstoke Magistrates Court this morning, 2 August, where he was further remanded in custody. He will appear before Winchester Crown Court on 1 September.
Chief Inspector Kory Throne, District Commander for Test Valley, said: “First and foremost, my thoughts are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the victim.
“I wanted to say thank you to everyone involved with this investigation so far, from our incredible officers to the members of the public who assisted in our enquiries.
“This remains an ongoing investigation, and we ask people not to speculate. Please phone 101 if you have any information that may assist our detectives.
“An incident like this in Andover is hard to comprehend but thankfully is rare.”