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Evacuation at Oval Cricket Ground

THREAT: The Oval Cricket Ground

POLICE WERE made aware of reports that an arrow or crossbow bolt had been loosed into the Oval Cricket ground about an hour ago today.

Officers are currently on the scene and the ground is in the process of a controlled evacuation.

There are no reported injuries.

Police say:

"At this early stage it is believed that the object came from outside of the ground. There have been no arrests.
We retain an open mind as to motive. Enquiries continue."

Anyone who has information concerning this incident should call officers from Lambeth by dialling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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