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Man accused of sexual assault in Walthamstow park

The accused man was arrested and released on bail

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By Victoria Munro 29 November 2021

A middle-aged man has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in a Walthamstow park.

Police were contacted by the teenager himself, who said the alleged assault took place in Coppermill Park on Thursday, 25th November.

A resident on Morland Road told the Echo the park in Coppermill Lane was cordoned off for the entirety of the next day, causing a lot of speculation among confused neighbours.

A 44-year-old man was arrested but has since been released on bail until a date in mid-December.

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed that "enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing" and so far there have been no criminal charges.

They added: "Officers are supporting a teenage boy who made the report."