A shop worker was  slashed across the face in a replica of a previous incident which happened outside the same parade of shops in Thornton Heath four months earlier.

In this latest incident on Cotford Parade, opposite Thornton Heath Clock Tower, police were called to reports of a man having been  attacked at 7pm on Thursday (August 6). 

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and a man in his thirties, who The Chronicle understands works in a nearby shop on the parade, was taken to hospital with a slash wound to his face. His injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening.

The assault happened outside the offices of AB Mini Cabs and Thornton Heath Shoe Repair and Key Cut.

A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He’s been released on bail until a date later this month, a police spokesman said.

In April, The Chronicle reported another fight on a Sunday afternoon outside the same row of shops on Cotford Parade (pictured). 

On that occasion a man turned up at hospital with a slash wound to his face after a fight broke. 

Our picture shows officers in April manning a taped cordon. The victims condition was not life threatening and there were no arrests.