Arrest made after man falls from height during forced entry incident

Man attacked in The Herons, New Wanstead, on Friday January 21 2022

Detectives investigating a forced entry incident in Wanstead have made an arrest. - Credit: Google Maps

An arrest has been made after a man was attacked by a machete before falling from height in Wanstead.

A man in his 60s was found suffering from a head injury by officers who attended the incident of forced entry at The Herons, New Wanstead, last Friday.

His condition remains critical but stable.

A woman also suffered a back injury in the incident, which police believe was sustained before she was helped into a neighbouring property.

Her condition is not life-threatening.

Though it has not been confirmed who helped the woman, a man has reached out to say that it was his son who intervened by springing to action when he saw her "hanging over from the balcony".

Enquiries have established that two men forced entry into the address, and that the male victim was attacked with a machete before he fell.

One 25-year-old man was arrested in Nottingham on Monday - January 24 - before being taken to a Nottinghamshire police station.

Most Read

He was later released on bail to return on a date in late February.

The other remains at large; efforts continue to identify the suspect.

Anyone who has information that could help police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 5524/21 Jan.