Police decline to comment on nature of incident in Walthamstow park

Serious assault closes park

Detective and officer at the Pretoria Avenue entrance to the park

A cordon is in place around the entire park and children's area

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A serious assault on Sunday has closed a Walthamstow park. 

A police cordon was set up around Stoneydown Park in Walthamstow yesterday morning at around 7am.

Entrances to the park in Pretoria Avenue and Blackhorse Road were taped, with an officer guarding each entrance. 

Police have refused to release further details of the incident. 

A spokesman for Waltham Forest police said: "Police cordens are currently in place in Stoneydown Park, E17, in relation to an ongoing investigation.

"For operational reasons we are not prepared to discuss any further details at this time."

The park, which features a seperate children's area, borders Stoneydown Primary School and Nursery in Pretoria Avenue and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School in Longfield Avenue. 

More details to follow.  

 

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8:24am Tue 29 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is yet another serious crime in police abandoned Walthamstow.

Let's us not forget though, crime is down according to the mangled police statistics.
This is yet another serious crime in police abandoned Walthamstow. Let's us not forget though, crime is down according to the mangled police statistics. Villagecranberry
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12:37pm Tue 29 Jul 14

tjm01 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
This is yet another serious crime in police abandoned Walthamstow. Let's us not forget though, crime is down according to the mangled police statistics.
In the light of the seriousness of this crime I strongly suggest you choose very very carefully any comments you may chose to make
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This is yet another serious crime in police abandoned Walthamstow. Let's us not forget though, crime is down according to the mangled police statistics.[/p][/quote]In the light of the seriousness of this crime I strongly suggest you choose very very carefully any comments you may chose to make tjm01
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1:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Diridonda says...

Spelling!! Police cordon and not corden. Separate area and not seperate.
Spelling!! Police cordon and not corden. Separate area and not seperate. Diridonda
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3:35pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

tjm01 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
This is yet another serious crime in police abandoned Walthamstow. Let's us not forget though, crime is down according to the mangled police statistics.
In the light of the seriousness of this crime I strongly suggest you choose very very carefully any comments you may chose to make
I am making comments because of the seriousness of the crime. I consider this a serious matter and do not require a lecture from you about the seriousness of it.
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This is yet another serious crime in police abandoned Walthamstow. Let's us not forget though, crime is down according to the mangled police statistics.[/p][/quote]In the light of the seriousness of this crime I strongly suggest you choose very very carefully any comments you may chose to make[/p][/quote]I am making comments because of the seriousness of the crime. I consider this a serious matter and do not require a lecture from you about the seriousness of it. Villagecranberry
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8:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Go42 says...

Clearly this park is unsafe. Wish the poor woman well. Hope those responsible are caught and named!
Clearly this park is unsafe. Wish the poor woman well. Hope those responsible are caught and named! Go42
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