Brink Case #001A

Scene: ZD801
Single Coombe Woods, Croydon, London, UK

Investigation Details
3rd, 04:30 - PC781 3015723

Responding to a 999 call, the Informant heard screams from Coombe Woods. Her garden backs on to the woods so it was difficult for informant to provide exact location, however, informant stated she saw a black figure leap through the trees. She was scared that an animal had escaped from a zoo and called 999 immediately. After speaking to informant, I patrolled Coombe Woods.

I arrived on scene at 0335 HOURS. I found a large pool of blood on the path around 100 meters from the West entrance on Conduit Way. I then informed my supervisor and CID. I cordoned the path near the West entrance and requested assistance to cordon the other side of the path.

After speaking to SOCO Bhatti I shone my torch and saw the body of VICTIM 1 hanging from the large branch of a tree. I shouted up at the VICTIM but did not get a response. I could not climb up the tree to administer first aid so I called the Control Room and requested the Ambulance Service.

Ambulance Service arrived at 0403 HOURS.

05:30- PC781 3015723

Doctor Petrov attended scene at 0525 HOURS.
Victim One life pronounced extinct at 0527 HOURS.

06:23 - PC207 [Sceneguard early shift handover from PC781]
06:48 - SOCO BHATTI [Attending scene]

Attended scene at 0645. Scene processed. Observations:
Scene secured and cordoned across both sides of public footpath.
VICTIM ONE suspended from branch of a tree.
Spinal cord separated from torso.
Blood pooling directly below body, however blood splatter suggests injuries occurred on the ground.

RB1 - Blood sample from blood splatter on ground.
RB2 - Blood sample from blood splatter on trunk of tree.
RB3 - Blood sample from blood pooling on ground.
RB4 - Torn flesh with bloody fingerprints
RB5 - Fluid droplets leading East into Coombe woods.
RB6 - Spinal cord.
RB7 - Body of VICTIM ONE.
RB8 - Torn clothing found 10 metres from scene.

12:10 - SUPT KING 2999356 [Reviewed. Brink Case. Refer to the FSD]
12:11 - SYSTEM [Brink Case Transfer Complete]
14:15 - DI SHIVERS 3014159 [Brink Case Accepted]
17:38 - PC781 3015723 [Sceneguard late shift handover from PC207]
21:20 - DS BECKETT 3015612

After visiting the scene, perhaps forensics can shine a light on how VIC1 body came to be in a tree.

While on scene, Dr Abraham ISAACS from Numen Labs attended. He appeared agitated and was sweating.

He enquired about VIC1 and confirmed she was an intern at Numen Labs. He stated, 'you're wasting time' and then left the scene.

A short time later I heard Dr ISAACS shouting 'Help' from the woods. DI Shivers and I ran towards the shouts.

When I arrived I saw SUSP1 - a dark figure, possibly wearing a body suit and a mask. SUSP1 appeared to have sharp implements attached to the mask.

SUSP1 had hold on of Dr ISAACS. I told SUSP1 not to move but SUSP1 moved towards Dr ISAACS neck and DI SHIVERS fired her weapon. I closed my eyes from the shock of the gun shot and SUSP1 was no longer on scene.

I requested eyes in the sky and began the hunt for SUSP1 while DI SHIVERS assisted Dr ISAACS. The area was searched with no apparent trace of SUSP1."

4th, 03:01 - DI SHIVERS 3014159

Scene visit conducted. Blood splattered noted. Something pulled the body of Miss JENKINS into the tree. Considerations include mythological creatures as it certainly was not a human (from an eye witness statement). At this stage, a cryptid is the likely suspect.

While on scene Dr ISAACS attended. He perspired profusely which lead me to believe:"

  1. He'd been running, which seems unlikely judging by his physique and attire
  2. He had the meat sweats, which was more likely than the running explanation
  3. He was nervous. Undoubtedly, he was nervous.

When he left, I heard a shout for 'help' coming from the direction Dr ISAACS had left. I ran through the woods towards the sound, to find Sr ISAACS being held in the air by an 8ft creature with black, broken skin. I ordered the creature to put Dr ISAACS down but it did not listen. I saw its mouth open to reveal sharp teeth and it went to bite Dr ISAACS on the neck.

I fired my weapon once and the creature vanished. I did not see which direction it retreated.

I then tended to Dr ISAACS and called for an ambulance. He was transported to hospital where he is receiving a full medical examination.

DS BECKETT searched the surrounding area for the creature. Area search, no trace."

03:01 - DI SHIVERS 3014159

Intel received that another employee at Numen Labs may be the next target. Beckett and I arrived at Dr Mengels home address and heard cries for help from inside. I forced entry to the property and followed the sound to a first floor bedroom where the creature had hold of Dr Mengel. I fired three times and believe I hit the creature in the arm. The creature then jumped out of the window into the rear garden where Beckett was. The creature attacked Beckett and then ran away. We then gave chase and loat the suspect in Hyde Park. I then called for local officers to go to the scene."

03:20 - DS BECKETT 3015612

I made my way to Dr Mengels home address where I heard a shout for help. I went to the rear of the property where all was quiet. Then the suspect jumped from a first floor window and landed beside me. I drew my baton and identified myself as a police officer. Then there were several other people in the garden. One of which struck me in the face. Shivers then came to help me and the next thing I knew we were in Hyde Park. A small girl told me 'they were coming' so Shivers and I made our way out of the park."

[AMENDMENT 03:25] Upon reflection, it is clear that I was dazed by a strike to the face from the suspect. The susepct appeared to be the same person I encountered in Coomb Wood, although it was difficult to say as he appeared to be wearing a mask. We chased the suspect to Hyper park were we lost sight of him."

04:21 - DI SHIVERS 3014159 [Notes continued on Brink Case 001b]

The Creature

Victim One

Art: Marcelo Simonetti