The knife crime problem in Woolwich continues with a 16 year-old suffering a stab wounds to the hand last night.
Police were called at 8:40pm and no arrests have yet been made.
The incident happened on Church Street which isn’t too far from the scene of large-scale disorder last month at Kingsman Street.
And last week two men were stabbed after a town centre fight.
Much of Woolwich is covered in CCTV – including some estates around Woolwich Dockyard – yet that seems to not act as much deterrent. While cameras are still operation police officer numbers have reduced – and a new command structure imposed covering three boroughs has met with with criticism that it’s lengthened response times.
Woolwich police station also closed in 2014 and is now flats.