A stabbing occurred on Parry Place in Woolwich town centre last night injuring a man in his 40s. He has been taken to a north London hospital.
The area has seen a number violent incidents in the recent past including a stabbing on Spray Street in January.
Violent incidents have also reported at an establishment on Parry Place in recent years. At one stage council staff were said to be afraid to visit according to licensing application documents.
The entire area is due to be flattened as part of Spray Street redevelopment. However, simply moving the problem instead of tacking it is hardly a solution.
Local people complain that anti-social behavior often appears to go unchallenged in the vicinity. If that doesn’t change then any new-build scheme could fall apart – or the issue moved to another area with problems persisting.