Gosport group arrested for brawl at Goodwood after police trawl video evidence

POLICE have made 12 arrests after tracking down suspects involved in a large brawl at Goodwood races from video footage. Â

Friday, 17th August 2018, 7:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 10:09 pm
Racing at Goodwood Picture: Tommy McMillan

Officers carried out warrants in the early hours of yesterday in Gosport and Southampton after the incident at the racecourse near Chichester on May 5.

Eleven men have been charged and released on bail and are due to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on September 25, according to Sussex Police, who worked with Hampshire Constabulary.

Ten were charged with violent disorder. They are: James Whitlock, 25, Jack Cooper, 22, Darius Wharton, 18, Kyle Binns, 26, Jack McLoughlan, 23, all of Southampton, and David Salway, 28, Mike Hand, 32, Tyrone Sharp, 27, Peris Dore, 27, and Michael Suffield, 29, all of Gosport.

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Lesley Sharp, 39, also of Gosport, was charged with actual bodily harm.

A 29-year-old man from Gosport was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and released under investigation.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: '˜The video of the altercation was widely circulated on social media at the time and this level of violence is unacceptable."