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Armed Police Deployed After Fight at Ash Vale Pub – Four Arrested

Published on: 2 May, 2024
Updated on: 3 May, 2024

The Admiral Pub, Vale Road, Ash Vale. Google Street View

Four people were arrested following a large fight at a pub in Ash Vale on Wednesday night (May 1).

Officers were called to the Admiral pub in Vale Road at around 10.30pm where they found two men with serious injuries, including knife wounds.

They were both taken to hospital. One man has been treated for his injuries and discharged. The second man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Armed officers and the police helicopter were deployed to locate the suspect.

A man matching the description of the suspect was stopped in Winchester Road, Ash, in the company of two teenage boys.

All three, including a 50-year-old man, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

A fourth man, aged 38, was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing police.

They were taken into custody and enquiries remain ongoing.

West Surrey Chief Inspector Sam Adcock said: “Officers responded quickly following reports that two people had been stabbed following an event at the Admiral pub and were able to locate a man matching the description of the suspect shortly after receiving the initial call.

“I appreciate that such a serious offence will have caused significant concern within the local community, and I want to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to progress our enquiries and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice for their actions.

“Thankfully, the two victims were not as seriously injured as first thought and are making a good recovery; however, I want to stress that violence of this nature will not be tolerated in our local communities, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our local residents safe and feeling safe.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or with any information including CCTV or dashcam footage which could help the police progress their enquiries, is asked to contact them quoting ref PR/45240048950 via:

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•            Calling 101

If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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