Police have closed the funfair currently pitched on Blackheath Common in southeast London following reported incidents of “violence” and “disorder”, including reports of a stabbing. Following the closure Greenwich police have also issued a Section 60 order in the area of Blackheath Common and Greenwich Park until 7am tomorrow (Wednesday, April 13) due to the violence.
A Met Police spokesperson said a stabbing has been reported but no victim has been found yet. Police have arrested three people after “dealing with reports of antisocial behaviour and a number of assaults at Greenwich Park.”
Videos from the scene show police helicopters circling as well as police dog units with their handlers whilst a large group of several hundred people mills about in a small part of the park. In the last hour there has also been an announcement from Royal Greenwich Council leader Dan Thorpe.
He said: “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.”
In an appeal to parents from the area he added: “If your child is in the #blackheath area – or you don’t know where they are – please make urgent contact. Make sure they go home asap. This is an urgent message to parents & carers across @Royal_Greenwich – we appreciate your help. #greenwich.”
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