Police cordoned off Weavers Field in Bethnal Green following “a serious sexual assault” on Thursday night/Friday morning.
Members of the public who usually use the park for running found that the park was closed on Friday morning as they tried to get through.
Weavers Field closed this morning. #newrunningroute
— Maddy Goes Mad (@Maddygoesmad) April 22, 2016
anyone know why weavers field is cordoned off by police?
— MEG LALL (@MGHNLLL) April 22, 2016
A resident turned away at the gate today by a detective told the East London Advertiser: “The police stopped us going into the park this-morning and said there had been a serious incident.
“It’s a very poplar open space and is used every day by families and children.”
Police are urging anyone who may have seen what happened last night to call 101, but gave no further details.