A teenager is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after he was attacked in a park.

Police say they were called to reports of an assault in Watling Park, Burnt Oak, in the very early hours of Tuesday morning (August 2).

The Metropolitan Police said officers responded at 12.31am after a 19-year-old was found injured.


He was taken to hospital where police said this morning (August 3) he remains in a life-threatening condition.

Police have provided no further details about his injuries or how they are believed to have been caused.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

There has been a large police presence in Watling Park over the last 36 hours or so, with members of the public being blocked from accessing areas of the park.

Barnet Council posted on social media on Tuesday: “We are aware of a serious incident at Watling Park in Edgware and the park is currently closed while the police carry out an investigation.

“We will be working with the police to assist in their investigation and to reopen the park in due course.”

Anyone with information that may help the police investigation is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 174/02Aug. To remain anonymous Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.