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:
ℹ️ INFO: The police closure outside #WoolwichArsenal has been extended and now includes the station entrance. To enter or leave the station you will need to do so via the DLR station.
— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) July 5, 2021
The Met have not yet confirmed details of the age of the victim.