Wanted man who fell 25ft from Sainsbury’s Abbey Wood store is arrested for shoplifting, burglary and assault
PUBLISHED: 10:10 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:44 04 August 2017
The incident happened on Thursday afternoon
Police have arrested a wanted man who fell 25ft while trying to evade capture at a Sainsbury’s store in Abbey Wood.
Officers were called to the supermarket on Harrow Manorway just after 3pm on Thursday, where they arrested a man on suspicion of shoplifting, assault and burglary.
A spokesperson from Met police said: “We received a report afterwards that the suspect had fallen. London Ambulance Service was called.”
The suspect was treated by paramedics and his injuries have been described as non-life threatening and non-life changing.”
It is understood the suspect was named on the police’s most wanted list.
Sainsbury’s refused to comment on the reported fall, instead putting out the following statement: “We can confirm there was an incident at our Abbey Wood store. We’re supporting the police with their enquiries.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3:23pm yesterday (3 August) to reports of and incident at Harrow Manorway, Bexley.
“We sent an ambulance crew to the scene.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a hospital in south London.”