Police reportedly withdrew batons in Woolwich town centre this afternoon after an assault on Powis Street involving a number of people.
Witnesses report an attack near McDonalds and a number of arrests after 4:30pm.
The incident follows police yesterday reporting “increased tensions between groups in the area”.
A Section 60 order, providing officers with additional search powers, will be in place in the Woolwich Riverside, Woolwich Common and Glyndon wards until 3am.
The decision is based on information about increased tensions between groups in the area.
— Glyndon Police (@MPSGlyndon) June 28, 2021
That lead to a Section 60 order across Woolwich Riverside, Woolwich Common and Glyndon wards until 3am today, though it appears it finished too early for problems today.