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Two men found guilty of affray following incident at a car wash in Chesham

| May 17, 2016

Two men have been found guilty and sentenced in relation to an incident of affray at a car wash in Cameron Road, Chesham in June 2015.

Nathan Harewood, aged 24, of Princes Avenue, Enfield, London, and Nasarat Mahmood, aged 35, of Hall Street, Tipton, West Midlands, were both found guilty of affray at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday 16th May 2015.

Harewood was sentenced to 19 months’ imprisonment and Mahmood was given an 18-month suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 150 hours’ community service.

At around 7.00pm on Friday 26th June 2015, Harewood and Mahmood arrived at the car wash and an altercation broke out between them and the three victims. The victims, all men aged 27, 34 and 37, were assaulted and received minor cuts and bruising to their faces consistent with being struck by an object.

Harewood and Mahmood were both arrested and charged on Tuesday 4th August 2015 with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm (ABH) and one count of affray. Both men were found not guilty of ABH and guilty of affray by majority verdict.

A third man was found not guilty of affray and ABH.

Supt Yvette Hitch, LPA Commander for Chiltern and South Bucks, said: ‘We are aware that this is a case that has caused concern within the local community and my officers have worked tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice. I am pleased that these two men, who have strong links to Chesham, have been found guilty.

For police to be able to bring offenders to justice, we rely on the local community to work in partnership with us. I can reassure anyone who witnesses a crime, or has any information linked to a crime, that they will be supported throughout a case by Thames Valley Police.

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