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London's Oval cricket stadium evacuated after arrow lands on pitch

31 Aug 2017, 22:06 IST

LONDON (Reuters) - The Oval cricket stadium in London was being evacuated on Thursday after a crossbow bolt was reportedly fired onto the pitch during a match, police said.

"The ground is in the process of a controlled evacuation," London's Metropolitan police force said in a statement. "There are no reported injuries. At this early stage it is believed that the object came from outside of the ground."

British media showed a photograph of an umpire holding the bolt and the match between Surrey and Middlesex country cricket teams was halted.

(Reporting by Fanny Potkin; Editing by William Schomberg)

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