Fight followed by arrests in Woolwich

Fight followed by arrests in Woolwich

This afternoon (Saturday 27th June) at approximately 15.45hrs Police were called to reports of a fight and a group of males armed with knives in the vicinity of Duke of Wellington Avenue, SE18. 

Officers, including armed officers, and the London Ambulance Service attended. One man, in his 20s, was found suffering a knife injury to the arm.  He has been taken to hospital where he remains and his condition is not life threatening.

A second man, also aged in his 20s, suffered minor injuries.

A total of six people – no further details – have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remain in custody.

Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.

A section 60 has been put in place for the areas of Woolwich Common and Riverside, Charlton, Glyndon and Peninsula until 07:00hrs on Sunday, 28 June.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5341/27June. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.