Fatal stabbing of 15 year old boy in Woolwich this evening

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the victim was 15 years old.

A 15 year old has been arrested after presenting with a stab wound at hospital.

ORIGINAL: There has been a fatal stabbing in Woolwich town centre late this afternoon near bus stops and the old Wilko store on General Gordon Square.

Police state: “Officers are at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Woolwich New Road. A crime scene remains in place. At this early stage there have been no arrests. Please call 101 ref: 5748/05Jul with any information.”

An air ambulance landed in the square.

The stabbing follows a reported serious assault last week in the town centre which came after police reported “rising tensions”.

Buses are diverted and the main station entrance is now closed, with Southeastern stating passengers must use the DLR entrance:

The Met have not yet confirmed details of the age of the victim.


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4 thoughts on “Fatal stabbing of 15 year old boy in Woolwich this evening

  • Oh my god it just gets worse and worse. Again the Police miust be given the powers to stop and search and introduce section 60 notices with out interference or obstruction from others.

    Another pointless and unnecessary loss of live on the streets of London.

    Woolwich will become even more of a no go area than it is already.

  • BBC News stated a 15 year has been arrested after attending Hospital with stab wounds. So terribly terribly sad. What a waste of young lives and for what ???

  • I think there needs to be more knife arches installed in secondary schools and colleges and other public places like stations shopping Centres and public buildings etc, Many youngsters are recruited in to gangs while at school or college or by targeting vulnerable people.

    I also think there should be a an evening/night time curfew of 18 year olds and under unless they can prove they are out to go to or from work or attending an essential medical appointment. We must all do more to stop these needless pointless and totally unnecessary loss of young lives on our streets.. It is heartbreaking to hear of these incidents on almost a daily basis.


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