Teen suffers serious injuries after crossbow attack at Abbey Wood station

A teenager was found seriously injured at Abbey Wood station around 10:20pm last night.

According to the BTP police found the 18 year old was found seriously injured on a bench at the station. His condition is believed to be life-threatening. There have been no arrests. Trains were disrupted last night and early this morning:

A BTP statement mentions a stabbing and crossbow injury.

Detective Superintendent Sam Blackburn said: “We are at an early stage in our investigation and we are keeping an open mind as to exactly where this violent incident began.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious along Abbey Road and Wilton Road between 9.45pm and 10.20pm to get in touch with us as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

“This was a shocking act of violence and I’d like to reassure the public we’re doing all we can to find those responsible.

“Anyone with information can text BTP on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 341 of 14/02/21. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” 

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3 thoughts on “Teen suffers serious injuries after crossbow attack at Abbey Wood station

  • A report I’ve seen says he had been shot with a crossbow ffs. Either way, grim. Hopefully CCTV can help here.

  • The police website states stabbing and crossbow.

  • These incidents are getting out of comtrol I hope the culprits are caught soon. Hopefully CCTV will help as Chris said.

    More must be done to tackle these crimes.as a matter of Urgency. I would also fine them for breaking covid rules as clearly not out for an esssential journey.


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