A man who was reportedly seen threatening another man with a machete and firearm in Wallington has been convicted after pleading guilty to various offences.

Myron Onyute, of Vickers Close, was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and violence, an offensive weapon in a public place, and possession of a shortened shotgun.

The 22-year-old who was remanded into custody following the incident on July 9 in Daimler Way, near Roundshaw Park, will be sentenced on September 5.

Armed officers discovered Onyute with a head injury, in Daimler Way, after having been allegedly attacked.

But police believed he was the suspect initially reported when they were called to Roundshaw Park at 7.45pm that day.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: “A male, thought to be in his early 20s, was located in Daimler Way suffering from a head injury having been assaulted.

“He was found to be in possession of a machete concealed in his waistband. A rucksack was also discovered containing a sawn off shotgun.”

Onyute was treated by the London Ambulance Service and taken to a south London hospital, with his injuries described as “non life-threatening”.

Upon discharge from hospital he was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and a firearm.

After pleading guilty to charges put before him, he will now be sentenced next month.