Police ask local residents for help with their investigations into stabbing

ThisislocalLondon reports that a 16-year-old boy was stabbed on Brockley Road at 4.48pm yesterday after a fight broke out between a group of male youths.

Brockley residents on Twitter reported that a section of road near the cemetery was cordoned off for a hours last night as police investigated.

Two 19-year-old men were arrested and bailed to return at a later date. The boy is in a serious but stable condition. Anyone with information should call Lewisham CID on 020 8284 8362 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it wasn't a fatality, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened on Adelaide Ave, near junction with St Margarets?

There have been several wreaths of flowers placed there over the past two weeks or so...

graeme said...

Yes. I'd been wondering that too.

Sorry to sound harsh, but I'm at a loss to understand why police powers extend to closing a section of road for four hours and totally screwing up people's commutes for a stabbing. (Perhaps they were worried that it would have turned into a murder/manslaughter case?) What sort of evidence takes that long to collect? That said, it did give them the chance to play with their sirens for a whole evening.

Anonymous said...

Graeme

I hope your family have the same view if ever you are unfortunate enough to be a victim of a serious crime and the police keep the roads open so it doesn't inconvienience you and the evidence is lost and nobody gets convicted! As long as you are not cinconvienced thats all right that then!!

The wreaths on Adelaide Ave/St Margarets are for a fatal accident where a guy came off his pedal bike into a car.

Simon said...

I'd take the hassle of road closures for community protection anyday of the week.

Good to hear it wasn't fatal- happened right around the corner from my place!

Thanks for clearing up about the wreaths on Adelaide Avenue- very sad indeed.

Anonymous said...

Graeme, given that the kid is in a serious condition, yes, they probably did think it might end up being a murder.

It can take a lot longer than four hours to collect evidence from a crime scene, so perhaps you should count yourself lucky?

graeme said...

Yes, but why four hours? Maybe I'm foolishly making the assumption that the perp' was caught bang to rights; although he (another assumption) might have fled so it took the police that long to take witnesses' statements. (It didn't inconvenience me in the slightest, being safely ensconced in my des res. I felt for the thousands stuck in their cars trying to get home though). As far as I'm aware, adelaide wasn't shut for 4 hours when that unfortunate cyclist was killed.

SafeCities said...

Graeme your a bit of a plonker aren't you,Are you one of these people who says I'm all right Jack pull the ladder up.

PS sorry they Inconvenienced you.

gr said...

"Graeme your a bit of a plonker aren't you,Are you one of these people who says I'm all right Jack pull the ladder up."

No. I find that an odd question.

And as I've pointed out, I wasn't inconvenienced. Why did you assume I was? Plonker yourself.

I'm interested in what went on (police procedures) - that's all.

Ed said...

I walked from BX up to Jam Circus for a few pints and dinner and had to walk around the back of the school. Didn't seem to be any significant activity in the closed off section (road or pavement) and officers were searching for evidence (presumably a knife) in the side streets which were open to the public...

Most traffic seemed to be diverted successfully by the police.

Personal comments totally unnecessary btw.

Marmoset said...

@anon, 16:24 or anybody else who know anything about this...

Do you have any further information on the killed cyclist? Any press coverage, for example. The London Fixed Gear and Single-Speed forum have a ''cyclist down'' thread but they don't seem to know about it. (I find it very chilling how these stories don't seem to get any coverage at all.)

Nux said...

There was loads of blood all over the street and up the wall of the house on the corner of Dalrymple, maybe they needed 4 hours to csi it all...

Anonymous said...

Given the impact caused by a fatality whether untoward or accidental, it beggars belief that a human being could call such an incident inconvenient. However comfortable a person may feel in their soft, secure little bubble it could happen to them too. Please believe that the next time you’re feeling self-centered and removed, Graeme.

PS you MUST be a real...!!

Anonymous said...

Whenever I feel inconvenienced I look at pictures of Haiti, it puts things into perspective.

drakefell debaser said...

Yes, but at the same token you could put Haiti into perspective, based on other disasters.

It is not a competition.

Anonymous said...

Of course it's not a competition.It is about perspective. It's about me being thankful and appreciative that the most I usually have to worry about is being squashed or delayed on the train.
That my life is rich in comparison to what some people on this planet have to endure.

Tamsin said...

Mmm. I've had the tsunami in mind this past week.

Headhunter said...

Ooh Graeme! Shot down in flames! I can see what you're saying though. Cyclist gets killed and not a lot happens, kid gets stabbed and Brockley comes to a standstill. Both very sad and I really don't know the facts so I can't comment realy but one wonders whether the police spend more time on kid stabbings following political pressure, kids stabbing and shooting each other does seem to be the news/issue du jour....

Anonymous said...

Its probably harder to find a knife than a motorist who's knocked a cyclist off his bike.

Anonymous said...

Graeme
As suggested eariler on in the thread; if such an incident was closer to home (for example one of your nearest and dearest that got stabbed on Tuesday). I would like to believe that your attitude towards the road closure would be different? My opinion is that your sympathy is missed placed on commuters and it should go out to the family of the victim.

SafeCities et al
I have to say that I don't agree with the name calling! Surely one of the points of a forum such as this, is for people to think things through following comments that have a different perspective?

Brokley Bikey said...

odd that there was not even any appeal for witness signs in Adelaide. Was it during the snow on Thuesday(?) evening last week. I was cycling past and got belted with snowballs by the local youth. I didn't mind that per se, but they came running up to me and let me have them at point blank range in the face. . . just wondering if there was any connection??

Anonymous said...

...and an accident, however avoidable, is quiet different to attempted murder.

Anonymous said...

even if it was hit and run?

Anonymous said...

Yes

Anonymous said...

INVESTITGATIONS - well funny ;)

Carol said...

I'm quite relieved that the victim is in a stable condition. I hope that justice will be served in this incident.

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