Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has been brutally mugged in a London park.

The OSCAR-winner told police he was attacked and his mobile phone was stolen while he walked his dog in south London's GERALDINE MARY HARMSWORTH PARK at 4.30am on Saturday (17APR04).

But Spacey - who was treated in hospital for a minor head injury - stunned police by returning to the station where he reported the crime, to withdraw his claim.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson says, "He had a head injury and said he'd been robbed of his phone.

"But he returned and withdrew the theft allegation. As far as police are concerned, there's no crime to investigate."

The park, close to the OLD VIC THEATRE where Spacey is artistic director, is not a known danger spot.

19/04/2004 02:06