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Police have closed Creek Road between Greenwich and Deptford after a man was shot by armed officers this afternoon (Friday 5th August).
Police state a number of 999 calls were made regarding an armed man in the area. Upon arrival “a police firearm was discharged”.
One person has been taken to hospital after the shooting.
A grey vehicle has stopped on the westbound side of the bridge on the Deptford side.
An air ambulance landed and police state:
“Armed officers are on the scene. We will provide further updates when we can.”
We are responding to a serious incident in #Greenwich. Armed officers are on the scene. We will provide further updates when we can.
— Greenwich MPS (@MPSGreenwich) August 5, 2022
There is a heavy police presence on the bridge over Deptford Creek.
The London Ambulance Service said:
“We treated a man at the scene and took him as a priority to a major trauma centre.
“After treatment on scene the patient was transferred by road to a major trauma hospital accompanied by London’s Air Ambulance.”
Creek Road is closed and buses are on diversion. TfL state:
“CREEK ROAD, GREENWICH: Routes 188 199 are on diversion in both directions via Deptford Church Street, Deptford Broadway, Deptford Bridge, Greenwich High Road, and Greenwich Church Street due to an incident. Buses are missing the stops from Macmillan Students Village to Greenwich Tn Ctr / Cutty Sark Stn eastbound, and from Greenwich Church Street to Macmillan Students Village westbound.”