Metropolitan police appeal after firearm produced during altercation in Southwark
Creating Metropolitan police appeal after firearm produced during altercation in Southwark
16th August 2018
Police in Southwark are appealing for witnesses following an incident in which a firearm was produced.
The incident occurred in Falmouth Road, SE1 near Whitworth House on Wednesday, 15 August at around 21:00hrs.
A group of males were involved in an altercation and one, described as a black male, around 5ft 7ins tall and wearing a grey hooded top, produced a firearm. It was not fired and no one was injured.
The male then made off in an unknown direction.
Detective Inspector Dean Purvis said: “At this stage no one has come forward as a victim of crime. However, I am concerned that this was a serious incident, in which a firearm was produced, and want to reassure the local community that we are thoroughly investigating what happened. We are keeping an open mind about the possible motive.
“This incident is likely to have been witnessed by members of public living or passing through the area. I would urge anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting reference CAD 7649/15Aug or alternatively to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.
There have been no arrests in connection with this incident at this stage.