There is a large police presence in Blackheath this afternoon around the funfair after reports of fighting among groups.
The Met have just implemented a Section 60 order.
They state: “A section 60 order has been put in place in the area of Greenwich Park and Black Heath Common until 7am tomorrow after a number of incidents of violence in the area.”
The Greenwich Council leader has tweeted:
We are aware of serious disorder on #blackheath and @Royal_Greenwich are liaising closely with @MPSGreenwich – there is significant disruption in the area and will continue to be for some time. Please avoid the area and keep checking our socials for updates. 1/2
— Dan Thorpe (@DanLThorpe) April 12, 2022
Fireworks are also reported to be have been launched as groups fight.
Police dogs have been seen as police make arrests. A police helicopter is overhead.
UPDATE: Police have drawn lines across streets in an attempt to push groups back.
MP Matt Pennycook has also tweeted:
I’m aware of the large-scale disorder taking place on Circus Field, Blackheath.
The police are deploying extra resource.
Please avoid the area.
If you believe your child is at the funfair or in the area, please ask them to return home immediately.
— Matthew Pennycook MP (@mtpennycook) April 12, 2022
The funfair has been closed.