'Arrow' lands on pitch during county match, play suspended for security reasons

Oval Cricket ground evacuated after crossbow bolt is fired onto cricket pitch

At this early stage it is believed that the object came from outside the ground.

One player said the object was a "metal-tipped arrow".

Surrey and Middlesex were playing to a draw but the match was brought to a halt at 4.25 pm on Thursday as a "projectile" landed close to where players were positioned. The umpires dealt with it very well.

A cricket match at the Oval has been suspended after a projectile - apparently a crossbow bolt - was sacked onto the pitch from outside the ground.

One witness described seeing players and umpires running off the field before fans were told to move inside, and pictures on social media appeared to show armed police on the scene. It is a deadly weapon for sure, if it had hit someone it would have caused some serious damage.

"Living and working in central London, the threat is always with us".

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"The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related", Met police said in a statement.

"Let's hope it's a couple of people who will feel pretty ashamed in the morning when they realise what happened".

Umpire Paul Baldwin was pictured holding the pink-coloured bolt, with red and yellow fletching. It is the sort of thing that could easily have been fired some distance from outside the ground if it came from a crossbow.

A Surrey County Cricket Club spokesman said, "All the seating hangs over the concourse, so they're all under the seating at the moment in the concourse area, which is fully covered".

Scotland Yard said the 1,068 spectators were evacuated, there were no reports of any injuries and officers had an "open mind" about the motive.

England and Middlesex batsman Nick Compton, who was batting at 28 not out at the time, joked: "Sir Robin of Loxley has just arrived at the Oval".

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