A MAN found unconscious in a notorious dogging hotspot is no longer in a critical condition.
A dog walker found a 45-year-old man on Thursday January 26 in Snaresbrook Road on the edge of Epping Forest.
Police arrived as the scene, shortly after midday to reports of an unresponsive man found collapsed in an area known by locals as Hollow Ponds.
He was initially taken to an east London hospital but was quickly transferred to a central London hospital for treatment as at the time, his condition was described as life threatening.
The Met Police told the Yellow Advertiser on Friday February 10, 45-year-old man was able to give a ’full account’ of events that led up to his collapse.
A Met Police spokesman said: “The incident is no longer being treated as a crime.
“The man in question was interviewed on Wednesday February 8 and he was able to give a full account of what happened before he collapsed.”
Dog walkers have regularly complained the beauty spot is frequently trashed with rubbish and condoms.
Hollow Ponds is no stranger to unsavoury incidents and was used as a burial ground for a man who had been murdered in 2015.
Two men were both sentenced to life imprisonment for the shooting of 53-year-old Hidir Aksal.
A dog walker found his body wrapped in tarpaulin.
They were also caught on CCTV in the forest at the site of the burial.