Police ask for witnesses to Dundalk Road fight

Police are appealing for witnesses and information to a serious assault that occurred in Brockley.

On 11th May shortly before 6pm police were called to a disturbance in Dundalk Road, SE4, involving 20+ youths.

Officers attended and found a 16 year old boy at the location suffering from a stab wound to his chest, he was taken to a hospital in South London where he remains in a stable condition.

Several youths were seen making off from the scene when police arrived and three male juveniles all aged 17 years were arrested by officers at the location and taken to a South London Police Station

They have been bailed till a date in June pending further enquiries. Lewisham CID are investigating.

If you have any information, please call Lewisham CID on 0208 284 8372 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it because stabbings are so frequent now. I cant find anything about this apart from on here.

Anonymous said...

@anon- there was a fatal stabbing in Camberwell around the same time, so I guess this isn't newsworthy! It's just incredible, and very, very sad at how common these events are becoming.

Anonymous said...

I saw the one about Camberwell,but thought they might had a footnote about this one.

Brockley Nick said...

Sorry to ruin your mood of entropic despond, but this story has been covered elsewhere (try searching for Dundalk Road on Google News) including by this piece by the News Shopper, which is remarkably similar to BC's original report, but which appeared slightly later and with no link to this site http://bit.ly/imxKt4

Brockley Nick said...

PS - knife crime fell last year http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/20/crime-falls-police-statistics

Ian on The Hill said...

Like to know how all those lovely - and not at all threatening - kids who hang around the Lion chicken place live and think? What the minds of the kinds of kids involved in this crap are like?

Have a read of these comments from 4 years ago to gain an insight. Personally the world felt like a much worse place for me after reading it.
http://moderntribalist.blogspot.com/2006/04/black-kids-and-gun-crime-in-britain.html

Ed said...

I live the next road down, and have lived here for 15 years. This sort of thing was more common then, so let's not have any more misinformed comments about things getting worse and all the rest of it.

Mb said...

My poncey iPad made made those typos, not me by the way......

Mb said...

Jesus! Another post gone missing! Just said that I wouldn't have heard of this or the petrol staion stabbing if it wasn't for this hyper local blog or a "brockley" search on twitter. Local information being more available is not the same as there being more of any particular event..

Anonymous said...

So now they know who the gang members are, what is the plan? Send them to the French Foreign Legion to learn about discipline? Siberia to give them time to contemplate the arshness of the weather? Labour camps to understand the imporatnce of physical work? or give them a free flat in central London so they can continue to do nothing together?

Sigh.... said...

Shouldn't think they'll do any of those things. That would be stupid.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 11:21 - Yeah because it says gang members. Perhaps if people like you weren't so happy to stigmatise youths so openly and segregate them with such negative assumptions violence like this wouldn't be so common.

Anonymous said...

There have been so many killings, shootings, stabbings, this is a scary place to bring up kids.

Monkeyboy said...

Look at the stats, if anything crime is falling. The perception of crime may be going up because information is easier to access. If crime had steadily increased in every generation since the year dot you wouldn't be able to leave the house. Perspective is a great thing. The incident did not get close to being reported in the national media, the Internet makes the information available. I read on here an unsubstantiated tale of gunshots at a rowdy street party on upper brockley road. That about ten minutes walk, I didn't even know there was a party.

Hugh said...

Entropic despond? Reminds me of a girl I met who thought relativity theory was about human relationships.

Monkeyboy said...

my old boss kept using the phrase. "bag of worms" not sure if he was after "cat out of the bag" or "can of worms" I tried to correct him but he looked at me in pity. He got promoted.

Graham said...

@ Monkeyboy - that's quite funny :)

Anonymous said...

Have levels of crime dropped or is it the level of acceptance that has changed and they go unreported?

One thing I have noticed is the increase in graffiti and vanadalism, the etching of glass seems to be back in vogue.

Ian on The Hill said...

Somehow I suspect the fall in crimes reported (and it's only some kinds) are more to do with the "don't snitch" BS, than an actual decrease.

Mb said...

Oh please, you think that there is this massive new culture of "dont grass" that has suddenly sprung up that means some reported crime (not all) has fallen? Yes, or it could actually mean that some crime has fallen, the figures are falsified, etc, etc....

I stand by my point that we are more aware of crime precisely because of excellent blogs and other sources of local happenings. That may mean we feel less safe, which in itself is an issue, but dosnt actually mean we are.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope these people are caught soon, and get all of the 140 hours of community service that's coming to them.

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