A large disturbance occurred in Woolwich tonight with reports of a large crowd facing of against dozens of police.
A crowd became hostile to police making arrests who were reported to have retreated in the area around Kingsman Street.
Well something is definitely kicking off in Woolwich. About 4 police vans and 6 police cars around Kingsman St and surrounding roads, massive crowd with lots of police and a lot of shouting, and now police retreating down neighbouring road in formation. And a police helicopter…
— Daniella Graham (@daniellagraham) August 28, 2019
Police were reported as donning riot gear as numerous vehicles arrived on scene after arrests made.
Police stated: “We were called at 6pm to a report of a fight and people with knives in Lamport Close SE18. Officers attended and found a large group of hostile youths, 4 of whom were arrested for affray.