Two arrested after golf club attack on man at Havant church hall

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TWO men have been arrested for an alleged attack on a man at a church hall in Havant.

The incident took place in the hall next to St Michael and All Angels Church, in Dunsbury Way, Havant, on Wednesday at about 12.30pm.

It is alleged three men went into the hall, while a group was meeting, and attempted to hit a 50-year-old man with golf clubs and then threw crockery at him, which hit the man on the arm. He was not injured.

The men left the church when police were called.

A police spokesman said: ‘We would like to reassure the public that this is believed to have been a targeted attack; however measures have been put in place in the community as a precautionary measure.’

They confirmed that two men had been arrested.

Father Gerard Flynn stressed that the incident was not connected to the church and said that it was ‘over in a matter of minutes.’

A 33-year-old man and a 34-year-old, both from Liverpool, have been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill. They have been bailed until April 5.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting 44160018659. Alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.