Camden park warden hospitalised after robbers cause head injury


Detectives are appealing for information after a park attendant was attacked and robbed when opening the Old Aviary building in Camden.

The 52 year old male park attendant was struck over the head before two men robbed his keys and mobile phone before stealing money from the tennis hut a short distance away.

They had put a coat over his head, but the victim managed to set off the fire alarm before people nearby came to his aid.

He was hospitalised as a result of his injuries, and since being discharged has been unable to return to work due to the trauma of the attack.

The incident happened at approximately 8.20pm on Wednesday 2 July and police are now appealing for more information.

Detective Constable Caroline Middleton said “The tennis courts were in use when this poor man was attacked.

“I would urge anyone that was playing tennis on the evening of Wednesday 2 July to call so that we can catch those responsible.”

Two men were seen running from the area by one of the people that came to the victim’s aid.

The first suspect is described as white, aged in his late thirties to early forties, medium to short in height wearing a fleece top and blue jeans.

The second man is described as white, aged in his twenties or thirties, taller than the first man and thinner.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 0208 733 6404. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Two men aged 34 and 23 have been arrested in connection with the investigation. They have both been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in early September

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