Teenagers arrested for “pointing gun at police officer’s head” in South London
Three teenagers are under arrest for allegedly pointing a gun at a police officer’s head while they were patrolling an area of South London. Two police officer’s were on patrol on Longbridge Way, Lewisham on Saturday night when they attempted to stop a man at around 20:15.
Metropolitan Police said that during the course of the stop the 17-year-old boy pointed the gun directly at the officer’s head and then made off on foot. After a search of the area, police found the teenager in nearby Lewisham Park. It is said that the boy in question changed his clothes in order to evade detection.
The boy was arrested along with another 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of possession of a firearm and are currently in custody in a South London police station.
Earlier this week it was reported that there had been a 13 percent rise in the number of shootings in the capital last year. 350 people were shot in the capital last year, compared with 310 the previous year. It was also revealed that a record number of 880 guns were seized by Metropolitan Police officers last year. Earlier this week a man was shot in his head in Stratford, East London and was left fighting for his life in hospital.
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