Two men were injured in the brawl, with one being treated in hospital for a knife wound. Images from the scene show terrified residents watching police cordon off the area. The horror incident happened in Woolwich at around 3.45pm.
Met police issued a Secton 60 restriction on the area, giving officers the right to search people for a specific area.
The order is used when “an incident involving serious violence has taken place and a dangerous instrument or offensive weapon used in the incident is being carried in the locality”.
“Officers, including armed officers, and London Ambulance Service attended. One man, aged in his 20s, was found suffering a knife injury to the arm – he has been taken to hospital where he remains. His condition is not life threatening.
“A second man, also aged in his 20s, suffered minor injuries.
“A total of six people – no further details – have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remain in custody.
“Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.
“A section 60 has been put in place for the areas of Woolwich Common and Riverside, Charlton, Glyndon and Peninsula until 07:00hrs on Sunday, 28 June.
“Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5341/27June. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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