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

Sainsbury's Abbey Wood store

Sainsbury's Abbey Wood store


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.”

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