Sixth man arrested in connection with Odiham public order incident
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Officers investigating a public order incident in Odiham have arrested another man as part of their investigation.
Police were called at around 3.15pm on Sunday 8 October to reports of a disturbance involving two groups of people at a site off the A287 Farnham Road, near the Chalky Lane junction.
A man sustained an injury to his head from what we believe to be a strike with a crowbar, while a man at the scene was also reportedly seen with a gun. We believe all the parties involved are known to each other.
Since it was reported to us, officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries and have now arrested a total of six men.
A 26-year-old man from Wokingham was yesterday (29 October) arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, violent disorder and burglary other than dwelling – theft. He remains in custody and our enquiries are ongoing.
It comes after officers made five arrests throughout October:
On 12 October, a 21-year-old man from Wokingham was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder. He has been bailed with conditions until 12 January 2024 while our enquiries continue.
On 11 October, a 25-year-old man from Odiham and a 33-year-old man from Reading were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. The pair have been bailed with conditions until 11 January 2024 while our enquiries continue.
On 8 October, officers arrested two men. A 40-year-old man from Odiham was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, theft of motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking and affray. A 25-year-old man from Odiham was arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle, grievous bodily harm with intent and affray. Both men have been bailed with conditions until 8 January 2024 while our enquiries continue.
Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who has any information about what happened to contact us.
In particular, we want to hear from motorists who were driving on the A287 Farnham Road near Odiham at around 3.15pm on Sunday 8 October. You may hold footage that could be important to our investigation.