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Guildford Men Appear in Court In Connection With Attempted Murder in Burpham

Published on: 13 Jun, 2016
Updated on: 19 Jun, 2016

Surrey police badge 200A 25-year-old Guildford man, Raymond Benjamin Harms, pleaded not guilty today to attempted murder following an incident in Burpham last month which left a man seriously injured in hospital.

Three other men, also from Guildford, have been charged with affray in connection with the same incident.

Officers were called to Bowers Farm Drive in Burpham near Sainsbury’s supermarket and Lawrence Close shortly before 8pm on Thursday, May 12, following reports of a serious assault.

The victim of the attack, a 21-year-old local man, named locally as Harry Dodd, suffered serious head, arm and leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Following a detailed police investigation Iain Vase, 29, of Pond Meadow, Shaun Ritson, 31, of Lime Grove and Darren Harms, 47, of Lime Grove have all been charged with affray.

The three men are next due to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 21 June.

Raymond Harms had previously been charged with two counts of attempted murder, dangerous driving, affray and criminal damage in relation to the same incident.

He appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court today (Monday, June 13) for a plea and case management hearing where he pleaded not guilty to the two counts of attempted murder and did not enter a plea in relation to the other charges.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to stand trial at Guildford Crown Court on Monday, 10 October.

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