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Major police operation at Thistlebrook site in Abbey Wood

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A large police operation was launched overnight as the Thistlebrook site in Abbey Wood was raised by dozens of police. Four men were arrested for attempted murder.

Reports over a wide area reported the sound of “explosions” which appear to be stun grenades.

Thisebrooke camp. Courtesy Google

According to police:

“In the early hours of, Wednesday, 8 April, officers arrested four men following a series of raids across Greenwich, targeting those believed to be in possession of firearms, drugs and associated with serious crime.

The arrests are the culmination of a long running proactive investigation launched following the attempted murder of a 33-year-old man on Sunday, 29 December, 2019 in Throwley Close, SE2 and reports of violent offending, including firearms offences, in the local area over the last six months.

Air Ambulance landed at Boxgrove School in December near the site

Officers from Greenwich, within South East Command, executed six warrants at a site in Abbey Wood, SE2 and a further two at addresses in Combwell Crescent, SE2 and West Parkside, SE10. Officers from the Specialist Firearms Command and Territorial Support Group [TSG] assisted with the specialist method of entry equipment and skills.

Four males were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.”

The incident in December was covered on this site. At the time witnesses reported seeing police covered in blood.

Two days ago a possibly related police chase from Harrow Manorway to Slade Green took place.

More soon.




  1. Mordan

    For those wondering, as it was (for some strange reason) left out, it is a Traveller site

    • Comment by post author


      Not left out as just about everyone in the area knows that Thislebrook is a traveller’s site. I grew up two minutes from it and went to school at Boxgrove directly next to it.

  2. Bahar Budak

    Need to arrest drug dealers on Cookhill Road SE2 9PB

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