Wickham horse fair fight: six released on bail

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SIX people arrested following a fight involving catapults at Wickham horse fair have been bailed.

The six men, all from Southampton, are suspected of affray and have been released on bail until next week.

A 51-year-old woman from Southampton has also been arrested.

Detective Constable Chris Phillips said: ‘We are continuing with our enquiries into this public order incident which involved high-powered catapults. I would like to reassure the community that no firearms were used.’

Chief Inspector Andy Houghton said: ‘We worked closely with Hampshire County Council, Winchester City Council and Wickham Parish Council on the planning for this year’s event, which is steeped in history for Wickham.

‘We had officers in high visibility uniform available throughout the day to respond to any issues that arose.

‘This was an isolated incident involving people known to each other and I am pleased that our officers helped to maintain a safe environment for visitors to enjoy the day.’

Anyone with any information should call Winchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.