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Man charged in connection with Orpington hospital blade incident

PUBLISHED: 17:05 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 18 April 2018

Police were called to reports of a man seen in possession of a sharp object at approximately 1.25am in the carpark of Princess Royal University Hospital. Picture: Met Police

Police were called to reports of a man seen in possession of a sharp object at approximately 1.25am in the carpark of Princess Royal University Hospital. Picture: Met Police

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A man has been charged in connection with an incident at Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington, where it was reported that a man had been brandishing a large blade in the early hours of Thursday morning (April 12).

Ian Reeves, 43, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, April 13, charged with possession of an offensive weapon, affray and two counts of criminal damage.

Police were called to reports of a man seen in possession of a sharp object at approximately 1.25am in the carpark of the hospital in Farnborough Common.

The man was detained by officers, and the object was found to be an edged gardening tool.

No injuries were reported.

A spokeswoman for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “Thankfully, none of our staff, patients or visitors were hurt.

“We are very grateful to the local police for their swift assistance.”

Reeves is to be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court at a later date.

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