A man ‘armed with a knife’ seen fighting with others in a park popular with families has escaped arrest after fleeing before police arrived.

The incident happened in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow’s Forest Road on Sunday afternoon, just one day after a pregnant woman was attacked by two women in the same park.

A spokesman for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 2.49pm on Sunday, August 5 to reports of a fight and a man armed with a knife in Lloyd Park, E17.

“Officers attended. The group had made off prior to police arrival and no suspects were located.

“No arrests have been made. No injuries were reported.”