Disorder reported in Woolwich alongside serious assault

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”.

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.


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One thought on “Disorder reported in Woolwich alongside serious assault

  • June 30, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    There was also an heavy Police presence to the green in front of Woolwich Tesco’s around 17:15 this evening.

    Anti social behaviour is really getting out of hand in and around Woolwich. Greenwich Council must do more to tackle anti social behaviour in the Borough.


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