Southmere Drive Thamesmead stabbing: Boy taken to hospital

The incident happened in Southmere Drive at around 12.35pm today (March 13).

Officers, London Ambulance Service, and an air ambulance attended and found a boy injured.

He was taken to hospital for treatment where his condition was assessed as not life-threatening.

Five minutes before the stabbing at 12.30pm, a man was found uninjured after being attacked by a group of men with baseball bats in Seacourt Road. 

A section 60 order has now been put into place in certain areas of Thamesmead, Erith, and Abbey Wood.

Section 60 Authorised due to an incident involving a stabbing, this investigation is ongoing. ALL ROADS INSIDE THIS LOCATION ARE PART OF THE SECTION 60
Authorised by Inspector Paul JONES 1330 hours on 13/03/2024 until 1200 hours on 14/03/2024.

Crime Stoppers info- 0800 555 111

— Bexley MPS (@MPSBexley) March 13, 2024

This means police can stop and search anyone within the area without needing to have reasonable grounds.

It has been in place since 1.30pm today (March 13) and will last until 12pm tomorrow (March 14).

We have contacted Metropolitan Police for further information.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Seacourt Road, Thamesmead, 12.32hrs on Wednesday, 13 March to reports of a man being attacked by a group of men with baseball bats.

“A man was found uninjured.

“Five minutes later, officers were called to Southmere Drive, SE2, by London Ambulance Service (LAS) to reports of a stabbing.

“Officers attended. A 17-year-old boy was found with stab wounds. He has been taken to hospital. His injuries have been assessed as non life-threatening.

“A crime scene has been put in place. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

“A Section 60 order has been put in place in the Thamesmead area until 04.30hrs on 14 March.”

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12:35 this afternoon (March 13) to reports of an incident at Cygnet Square, SE2.

“We dispatched resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, and an incident response officer. We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated a patient at the scene before taking them to a major trauma centre.”

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