Crime

Police investigating possible link after two stabbings in Plumstead

Two stabbings occur on the same road in Plumstead. Image: Google Maps

Two stabbings occur on the same road in Plumstead. Image: Google Maps

Trident Gang Crime Command detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following two stabbings in Plumstead.

The first incident occurred on Wednesday, 29th April just before 2 pm.

Police were called to reports of males fighting in Barnfield Gardens, SE18.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a 17-year-old boy in a nearby address with multiple stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital and a later discharged last week on the 7th of May.

A 19-year-old man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH).

He is currently on bail and is to return to a south London police station on a date in late June.

The second incident was on Monday the 11th of May when at around half 3 in the afternoon,  police were called to an address again in Barnfield Gardens, SE18 to a report of a man having been attacked.

Officers attended and found a 19-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains, but his injuries are described as ‘not life threatening.’

It’s understood that he was attacked in nearby Wrottesley Gardens, SE18.

The Met are investigating whether the separate incidents, which took place in Plumstead are linked and described them as ‘not random attacks.’

Detective Inspector Maria Harris, who is leading the investigation for the Trident Gang Crime Command, said:

At this early stage we do not believe these two attacks to be random and are investigating the possibility that they could be linked in some way.

We are appealing for anyone who witnessed either of the attacks, or anyone who has any information about them, to contact us.

Trident treats every call it receives in confidence.

Anyone who can assist police is urged to call on 020 8347 4602 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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