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Teen stabbed in Woolwich tonight

Woolwich New Road

A 17 year old boy has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Woolwich tonight.

The attack occurred just after 6pm on Woolwich New Road, which runs from the common passed the rebuilt Connaught Estate and Tesco and into the town centre and General Gordon Square.

New estate behind church

One report states areas are tapped off both around and inside Percy Eagles Court in the new Trinity Walk estate.

The Met state:

Police were called at 18:16hrs to reports of a stabbing at #Woolwich New Road. The victim, 17, was taken to hospital. Injuries not life threatening. No arrests. Anyone with info/footage should call 101 quoting 6524/27NOV or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4 Comments

  1. Charles Calthrop

    Poor lad I hope he recovers. Sadly I’m not surprised that you pinpoint that area: it’s Woolwich in a microcosm with everything old and new good and bad in a small patch of land. Greenwich Council will stay silent as any short-term solutions involve spending money. Teenagers aren’t stupid – at the mercy of emotions and still learning how to think – but they can see how little the Borough has to offer them and what little promise adult life holds It’s not surprising that they seek thrills and a way out.

    • Maureen wharton

      And you base your comments on what? Facts? Please at least if you are going to make a comment at least make an intelligent one. You know the childs upbringing? You know the parents? You know nothing. Seriously keep your biased opinion to yourself. And as for blaming the council!! How is it the councils fault.

      • Charles Calthrop

        I’m at a loss as to what you’re trying to get across. While my first thought was for the child I didn’t mention their upbringing nor their parents.

        I did not blame the council for this event. What I express however is quite correct: there are little to no facilities for the use of teenagers. Schools in the Borough have increasingly lost playground space as they cope with higher numbers; leisure facilities such as youth clubs or affordable recreational centres are nonexistent and public spaces are in dire need of repair. Libraries are inadequate to the task of enhancing learning, that duty having been abandoned to the Internet. The few libraries such as the one in Woolwich are noisy, overcrowded and at times of the day often filled with people from the job centre trying to get their applications sorted or job hunting using the awful DWP portal.

        By reducing funding for teenage leisure activities, outreach programmes and offering no space worth the name for kids to congregate and socialise, the kids have taken to gathering on the Internet or on the streets. That’s the responsibility the council has abrogated. By keeping the streets a warren of filthy, darkened roads lined with twisted metal instead of creating a town for the joy and safety of all, the council have failed all of us.

        The response you submitted is the very sort that in years has replaced reasoned debate with random outrage. It serves no purpose to make a personal attack on the integrity or intelligence of a stranger Maureen and if your first thought is to react with personal affront rather than sympathy for the victim then my continued cynicism is apparently well-founded.

  2. CDT

    I really feel sorry for the vulnerable people out there when an incident like this take place. We need more safe havens for vulnerable people where they can go to be safe and receive help and support and assistance to get home if necessary.

    I would urge people to read and take in what Graham stated in an earlier post.a couple of days ago on the 26/11/19.

    Graham wrote:

    ” I might sound harsh but we need to do everything in our power to stop this terrible incidents and loss of young lives from happening.

    Get out of your gangs get your education and go on to obtain good jobs and good standard of living for yourselves. You have your own minds for god sake use them. Do not be bullied in to things by others who do not care about you or what happens to you” .

    I do believe that stop and search and weapon arches need to be made permanent for everyone’s safety. I also think weapon arches be rolled out should be in shopping centres, public buildings and at major events. We have seen incidents by the 02 Arena and several incidents at Stratford Shopping Centre over the last few months.

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