Police helicopter flies in after late night assault in Wandle Park

Wandle Park was the scene of more drug-related crime last night, with a Metropolitan Police helicopter surveying the immediate area in Waddon and South Croydon for around an hour just before midnight.

Searchlight: the Met helicopter was called into action around Wandle Park last night

The police search was instigated after a man, aged in his early 20s, was found in Theobalds Road with a head injury, according to Scotland Yard.

“Officers were called at 23:20hrs by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man injured in a fight at Cornwall Road, Croydon,” the Met said in a statement issued to Inside Croydon.

The man was taken to hospital where his condition was neither life-threatening nor changing.

The police confirmed that the injuries were the result of an assault in Wandle Park.

“There have been no arrests. Inquiries continue,” the police say.

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3 Responses to Police helicopter flies in after late night assault in Wandle Park

  1. Graham Trott says:

    Didn’t the park win an award a couple of weeks ago?!

  2. yusufaosman says:

    On my walk in the park this morning I came across the tape cordonning off the area where forensic investigations were taking place. Being blind and having no idea what was going on I just wandered through. On my second round of the park a friendly police officer approached me and explained what was going on and raised the tape for me to pass through. I asked and got confirmation that I had not done any damage to any evidence. In-fact I didn’t hear anything going on so I’m not sure where the forensic investigations were going on.

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