Swindon AdvertiserMan arrested on suspicion of murder following hit-and-run death of "gentle giant" (From Swindon Advertiser)

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following hit-and-run death of "gentle giant"

Swindon Advertiser: John O'Donohue John O'Donohue

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a "gentle giant" who was killed in a hit-and-run crash following a row.

The suspect was detained in Swindon at 5.30am this morning and was being taken to a police station in Kent for questioning.

He was held on suspicion of murdering "family man" John O'Donohue, 33, also known as John Hedges, in Castlemaine Avenue, Gillingham, last Thursday.

Police believe the occupants of a green Ford Mondeo Estate were involved in a dispute with Mr O’Donohue and a friend at the junction with Grange Road.

They both walked off down Castlemaine Avenue and were soon followed by the Mondeo, which drove down the road towards them and hit Mr O’Donohue, who died later in hospital.

The other man was unharmed and ran to raise the alarm at a nearby badminton club.

The occupants of the vehicle, described as two dark-skinned men aged in their 20s and wearing casual clothing, ran away.

A team of detectives now believe the two men ran across a park behind the badminton club.

His mother, Maise O'Donohue, said: "John was a gentle giant who lived for his children. He was a loving father, son and grandchild, and was a family man first and foremost."

Today's arrest comes after a 20-year-old man, from Rochester, was held yesterday on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and affray in connection with the incident.

He has been freed on police bail pending further inquiries, a Kent Police spokesman said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

 

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12:47pm Mon 27 Jan 14

SlantedView says...

Lock them up and throw away the key!!
Lock them up and throw away the key!! SlantedView
  • Score: 6

1:22pm Mon 27 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone. house on the hill
  • Score: 1

1:26pm Mon 27 Jan 14

benzss says...

house on the hill wrote:
If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
Alan Partridge is in the building!
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.[/p][/quote]Alan Partridge is in the building! benzss
  • Score: -8

1:39pm Mon 27 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

benzss wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
Alan Partridge is in the building!
Sorry no idea who that is!
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.[/p][/quote]Alan Partridge is in the building![/p][/quote]Sorry no idea who that is! house on the hill
  • Score: -2

1:52pm Mon 27 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

benzss wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
Alan Partridge is in the building!
Anything useful to add to the discussion or just the usual personal jibes?
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.[/p][/quote]Alan Partridge is in the building![/p][/quote]Anything useful to add to the discussion or just the usual personal jibes? house on the hill
  • Score: 2

2:00pm Mon 27 Jan 14

swindondad says...

benzss wrote:
house on the hill wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
Alan Partridge is in the building!
This is hardly the place for such flippant and disrespectful comments.

Please apologies to the family and grow up.
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.[/p][/quote]Alan Partridge is in the building![/p][/quote]This is hardly the place for such flippant and disrespectful comments. Please apologies to the family and grow up. swindondad
  • Score: 2

2:08pm Mon 27 Jan 14

benzss says...

house on the hill wrote:
benzss wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
Alan Partridge is in the building!
Anything useful to add to the discussion or just the usual personal jibes?
I was just pointing out the reactionary nonsense that is this sentence: 'a... sign of just how low our society has gone'.

It's reasonably Alan Partridge. BBC sitcom from 10-15 years ago, you should check it out.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.[/p][/quote]Alan Partridge is in the building![/p][/quote]Anything useful to add to the discussion or just the usual personal jibes?[/p][/quote]I was just pointing out the reactionary nonsense that is this sentence: 'a... sign of just how low our society has gone'. It's reasonably Alan Partridge. BBC sitcom from 10-15 years ago, you should check it out. benzss
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Mon 27 Jan 14

benzss says...

swindondad wrote:
benzss wrote:
house on the hill wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.
Alan Partridge is in the building!
This is hardly the place for such flippant and disrespectful comments.

Please apologies to the family and grow up.
Whose family have I disrespected? house on the hill's?
[quote][p][bold]swindondad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If true then yes agree, the height of cowardice and a disgusting sign of just how low our society has gone.[/p][/quote]Alan Partridge is in the building![/p][/quote]This is hardly the place for such flippant and disrespectful comments. Please apologies to the family and grow up.[/p][/quote]Whose family have I disrespected? house on the hill's? benzss
  • Score: -6

2:23pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

Why comments are allowed on an alleged crime I do not know. Now where did I leave my pitchfork ?
Why comments are allowed on an alleged crime I do not know. Now where did I leave my pitchfork ? Davey Gravey
  • Score: -2

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