Oval cricket ground evacuated after crossbow bolt lands on pitch

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The Oval cricket ground has been evacuated this afternoon after reports that a crossbow bolt had landed in the ground.

Metropolitan Police said they were made aware at 4:35pm of reports that an arrow or crossbow bolt had been loosed into the Oval Cricket ground.

Officers, including firearms officers, are on scene and there are no reported injuries.

"There has been a controlled evacuation of the ground and the match has been suspended," the Met said.

"It is believed that the object came from outside of the ground. At this stage, the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related."

Officers from Lambeth are investigating.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.