Wild West Britain: Moment teen attacks passerby with a knife as police arrest 14 and 15-year-old and seize machete after thieves use e-bikes to snatch seven mobile phones from victims in south east London

Wild West Britain: Moment teen attacks passerby with a knife as police arrest 14 and 15-year-old and seize machete after thieves use e-bikes to snatch seven mobile phones from victims in south east London

That is the surprising second a younger teenager tried to assault one other with a knife in broad daylight.

Video footage filmed by an Uber driver in Rotherhithe, south east London on Tuesday exhibits one teenager in a darkish hoodie with a blade in his proper hand. 

{The teenager} begins off combating with the opposite youth. A number of punches are exchanged earlier than the knife is totally seen.

Footage then exhibits the boy, with blade in hand, strolling as much as the opposite teenager and threatening to stab him. The boy then cycles away.

The incident is the newest terrifying incident to plague south east London after a surge in knife crime during the last 12 months. 

The youth approaches the boy and makes an attempt to assault him in broad daylight throughout a battle

The teenager attempted to fight back several times during the incident in Rotherhithe

{The teenager} tried to battle again a number of instances throughout the incident in Rotherhithe

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are making enquiries

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are making enquiries 

The youth quickly left the scene after the incident which took place on Tuesday

The youth shortly left the scene after the incident which happened on Tuesday 

Figures launched by the Met Police present there have been 501 knife crime incidents in Greenwich in 2023, a 24.3 p.c improve on 2022. 

In the meantime in Southwark, 736 incidents occurred in 2023, a 3.5 p.c improve on 2022.

A Met Police spokesperson advised MailOnline: ‘We’re conscious of a distressing video circulating on social media which exhibits a male holding a knife and waving it at one other individual.

‘This video was taken on Rotherhithe New Highway, SE16, at round 12:25hrs on Tuesday, 30 January.

‘Officers have been made conscious of this incident and attended the scene shortly after. Regardless of looking out the world, there was no hint of the person right now.’

They added: ‘We wish to reassure native residents that enquiries into this incident are ongoing.

‘We might encourage anybody who was within the space on the time and witnessed something or who has any details about the id of the male to get in contact with police as quickly as potential.

‘You possibly can name us on 101 or publish on ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD 5003/3.’

In the meantime, 4 youngsters have been convicted of two homicide prices every after police detectives pieced collectively a fancy case by means of detailed evaluation of CCTV footage.

Alagie Jobe, 19, Hussain Bah, 19, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old have been convicted of two counts of homicide final Friday at Interior London Crown Court docket.

A double homicide investigation was launched on November 26, 2022 after two 16-year-olds – Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke – have been discovered with deadly stab accidents only one mile aside in Greenwich.

Initially, there was no apparent hyperlink between the 2 murders. Nonetheless, police shortly recognized a sequence of occasions.

Hussain Bah

Alagie Jobe

Hussain Bah and Alagie Jobe have been convicted for the murders of Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke

Bartolo and two associates have been using motorbikes on Sewell Highway at round 5pm when  Bartolo was intentionally rammed by a automobile which got here in the direction of him. He was thrown over the bike handlebars and into the air.

Solanke, Jobe and the 16-year-old defendant bought out of the passenger facet the place Bartolo had fallen earlier than stabbing him eight instances within the head.

CCTV footage exhibits every of the attackers used massive knives to injure Bartolo. Throughout the incident, Kearne had additionally been by accident stabbed by one in all his associates.

Two others who bought out of the motive force’s facet of the automobile didn’t bodily take part within the violence – though the motive force was armed with a knife.

Solanke then bought again into the automobile with the remainder of the group, and so they all drove away. 

However, when the automobile reached Titmuss Avenue solely a mile away, the group deserted the automobile and left Kearne to die on the pavement.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn stated: ‘I’m glad that each one 4 defendants have been discovered responsible. It was an uncommon case in that the homicide of Kearne Solanke, was clearly not what the group had got down to obtain.

‘Nonetheless, we efficiently proved that the group, in the midst of their joint assault, supposed to trigger demise or a minimum of actually severe damage and, one in all their members was, sadly, an inadvertent sufferer of that.

‘This case demonstrates the utter devastation brought on by knife crime and individuals who arm themselves with massive knives, not solely threat killing these they see as enemies, but in addition individuals they think about their associates. My ideas, and people of my staff, stay with the households of each Charlie and Kearne.’

In the meantime, police arrested two youngsters, aged 14 and 15, after a number of cellphones have been stolen in Greenwich.

Police have been referred to as to Eastside Park final Sunday at round 11:30am. Victims reported the pair snatched the telephones from their palms whereas on e-bikes.

Related calls have been obtained about extra incidents between Deptford and the O2.

Utilizing knowledge and fast time intelligence to hyperlink the sample, officers managed to find two youngsters. Seven cellphones and one machete have been recovered.

Each have been arrested on suspicion of theft whereas the 14-year-old was additionally arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and later charged. He appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Youth Court docket on Tuesday, January 30.

Three of the telephones have been returned to their rightful house owners and work is ongoing to hint the house owners of the remaining telephones.

Charlie Bartolo, 16, was rammed off his motorbike by a car before five killers jumped out and stabbed him repeatedly in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, southeast London on November 26, 2022

Charlie Bartolo, 16, was rammed off his motorcycle by a automobile earlier than 5 killers jumped out and stabbed him repeatedly in Sewell Highway, Abbey Wooden, southeast London on November 26, 2022

One of the attackers, 16-year-old Kearne Solanke (pictured), was accidentally knifed in the shoulder by his friend as they set upon Charlie

One of many attackers, 16-year-old Kearne Solanke (pictured), was by accident knifed within the shoulder by his buddy as they set upon Charlie

The number of knife crimes, robberies and advance fee scams in England and Wales have increased over the past year, after falling during the pandemic

The variety of knife crimes, robberies and advance payment scams in England and Wales have elevated over the previous yr, after falling throughout the pandemic

12,786 knife offences were carried out in London in 2022/23. the latest figures show

12,786 knife offences have been carried out in London in 2022/23. the newest figures present 

Superintendent Jim Corbett, who leads on emergency response throughout south east London, stated: ‘We all know theft is an enormous fear for individuals, and it’s scary to have one thing snatched from you.

‘As quickly as we began getting the calls officers responded. They shortly recognized suspects who have been arrested and a lot of cellphones – and a machete – have been recovered.

‘We are going to proceed our work to crack down on any such crime which has a big affect on victims.’

The incidents comes as the newest figures launched by the Met Police present that knife crime within the London Borough of Greenwich and Southwark, the place the incidents happened, elevated.

The most recent ONS knowledge exhibits 12,786 knife offences have been carried out in London over the yr resulting in March 2023, a 16 per cent improve from the yr earlier than.

The full variety of crimes recorded by police in England and Wales stood at 6.7 million in 2022/23, in contrast with 6.3 million in 2021/22.

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