Police have stated that an officer was punched making an arrest on Greenwich Peninsula.
The police’s statement isn’t the best in terms of clarity (I know I can talk with the endless typos) but the gist seems to be that that people approached others regarding tickets to an event at the o2.
Upon leaving the venue later on the victims were followed by those encountered earlier whereby they attempted to steal a bag.
A melee ensued and a suspect punched an officer at the o2. The wording isn’t clear whether it was police or a security, those the arrest was in part for assaulting an emergency worker.
On the surface this is something that can happen anywhere really, though is of note as crime in Greenwich peninsula has caused alarm to residents recently.
An armed robbery of co op occurred recently and dozens of cars have been broken into over a very short period.
Residents have expressed concerns about walking the Thames path and robberies.
In that context another robbery will add to fears issues locally – though at least two suspects has been arrested.