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Appeal after teenagers seen with knife in Shooters Hill

News   •   Oct 07, 2020 10:25 BST

Detectives in Greenwich have charged two teenage boys with possession of a knife as they appeal for witnesses and anyone with mobile phone footage to come forward. 

Police were called at 12:54hrs on Monday, 5 October to reports of two males with a knife in the street at Red Lion Lane, SE18.

Officers attended and two 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of affray. 

They were charged on Wednesday, 7 October with being in possession of a knife/bladed article and affray. Both were remanded in custody to appear the same day at Bromley Magistrates’ Court. 

There were no reported injuries. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information or moving footage is asked to contact police on 101 or email via p239391@met.police.uk quoting reference Cad 3108/05Oct. 

The public play a huge role in helping to both prevent and detect crime. We need their help to identify those willing to commit terrible acts and carry weapons. We need to hear from anyone who has information about a crime, or about someone they suspect to be carrying a weapon or involved in organised crime. 

If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use.  

Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free and via the Met's website

+ If you are a young person and you don’t want to speak directly to the police, contact Fearless. They are a totally independent charity and remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call IP address or device you use.