A Romford shopping centre was evacuated after a group of men were seen with knives.

Met Police were called at around 3.50pm yesterday (December 3) to reports of the incident at The Liberty Shopping Centre.

Officers found a man, in his 20s, with slash injuries.

He was taken to hospital and his condition has since been assessed as non life-threatening or life-changing, police said.

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A probe, led by Met Police’s East Area CID, has been launched but no arrests have been made yet.

The shopping centre was closed while officers dealt with the incident but has since reopened.

Romford Recorder: Police vans seen outside the shopping centrePolice vans seen outside the shopping centre (Image: Contribution)An eyewitness told the Recorder that the shopping centre was taped off by police.

She said: “By the time I got out of Primark and into the Liberty, police and security were there too, near the toilet, walking and searching around by Starbucks, Pandora, Moss Bros, etc.”

Met Police has urged anyone with information or footage from the incident to contact them on 101 quoting reference 4163/03dec.