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ARREST MADE: Man charged in connection with serious assault in Watford

 Published on: 31st January 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

A further man has been arrested, charged and remanded in connection with a serious assault in Watford. 

Connor O’Sullivan-Smith, aged 26, from Bedford, has been charged with: Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and possession of an offensive weapon.

He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Friday, January 29 before being remanded into custody ahead of a trial date scheduled for Monday, July 12, 2021.

The charges are in relation to a serious assault that happened in Horseshoe Lane, Garston, on Sunday, July 5, 2020 where a man in his twenties suffered injuries that required him to be hospitalised.

James Diston, aged 27, of no fixed address, was previously charged with Section 18 grievous bodily harm (GBH) and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with the assault. 

Danny Hardy, aged 30, of The Gossamers, Watford, was previously charged with Section 18 GBH and perverting the course of justice in connection with the assault. 

They have both since been released on conditional bail and are scheduled to stand trial alongside O’Sullivan-Smith on, July 12, 2021.

A fourth man, aged 24 and from Watford, was previously charged and remanded with Section 18 grievous bodily harm (GBH) and remanded in custody in connection with the assault, however he has since been released with no further action.

A fifth man, a 29-year-old man from Watford, was previously arrested on suspicion of Section 18 GBH in connection with the assault and released on conditional bail. He has since been released with no further action.

DC Marius Edghill, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “We are pleased to have secured another charge and remand in connection with this violent assault and we now await the scheduled trial date.”

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