Police investigating incident near Barking Park

POLICE are probing a serious incident near the Barking Park miniature railway. The team of officers and a search dog unit have been near the Longbridge Road entrance to the park with an ambulance on standby since 7am today. They refused to give details

POLICE are probing a "serious incident" near the Barking Park miniature railway.

The team of officers and a search dog unit have been near the Longbridge Road entrance to the park with an ambulance on standby since 7am today.

They refused to give details of the investigation for "operational reasons", but said no one has been injured.

Dan Lipscombe, 30, of Longbridge Road, said he saw "loads and loads" of officers on the roof of his three-storey block of flats this morning.


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Tony Richards, 72, of nearby Wilmington Gardens, said this afternoon: "There's even more now, six police vehicles, the ambulance is still there and there is a hell of a lot of unmarked police cars."

Officers are using a park lodge as makeshift headquarters.

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Insp Tim Lewis said: "There is no immediate public danger. Police are investigating a serious incident which should not impact on the local community.

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