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Four men charged following assault in Sawbridgeworth

13 Sep 2021
  • The assault occurred in the car park of Budgens, off London Road.

  • A man sustained injuries but they were not deemed to be life-threatening.

  • Four men have been charged in connection with the investigation.

Four men have been charged following an incident in Sawbridgeworth on Saturday (11 September).

Police were called shortly before 5.30pm to report that a violent altercation had occurred in the car park of Budgens, off London Road.

Officers attended and discovered a man had suffered several wounds. He was taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not deemed to be life-threatening.

Following the incident, a vehicle made off from the scene before being stopped by officers near junction 22 of the M25 motorway.

Four males were arrested.

The following people have all been charged with assault (ABH) and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place:

  • Vigan Murtati, aged 23, from Station Road in Bishop’s Stortford.
  • Gjelbrim Murtati, aged 27, from Springfield Road in Windsor, Berkshire.
  • Xhevahir Axhami, aged 28, from Torriano Avenue in London, NW5.
  • Nakaj Durim, aged 26, from High Road in London, N12.

All four were remanded into custody to appear before Hatfield Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 13 September).

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Collins said: “I fully understand that this incident will have caused alarm among local residents however, I’d like to try and reassure people that we believe this to have been a targeted attack, involving people who are acquainted and mainly live outside of the area. No members of the public were harmed during the incident. Arrests were swiftly made and charges have now been brought.

“Due to the severity of the incident, I would ask that videos and images from the scene are not shared on social media, as this may harm the integrity of the investigation and subsequent court case as we move forward. It is vital that the case is allowed to proceed unimpeded. Thank you.”

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