We are horrified and shocked by the incident that took place on Sunday afternoon on Streatham High Road. Our thoughts are with everyone that's been effected and our thanks go to the amazing emergency services.
Our bustling and busy town centre became the backdrop of violence and fear as a young man, recently released from prison, began a random and unprovoked attack on people going about their everyday lives. He attacked two passers-by with a knife before being shot dead by police at the scene. Another person sustained injuries from shattered glass after the police opened fire.
Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their loved ones and we hope for their full recovery.
Lambeth Council is working with the Metropolitan Police to manage support for witnesses and people who require trauma assistance.If you wish to speak to somebody about any personal impact due to this incident please contact:
- Victims support provide a 24 hour victims support line, with access to trauma support, on 08 08 16 89 111
- Lambeth council has also put into place a support service for those who wish to speak with us. This can be reached on 020 7926 3057 or alternatively you can email us at Lambethcommunitysafety@lambeth.gov.uk
Streatham is our home and we are all part of this wonderful, diverse and inclusive community. It’s where we shop, socialise and work. At times like these, we have proved time and again that we are stronger working together as an entire community and of that we are extremely proud. We would like to thank everyone who helped the emergency services and looked out for others.
We realise that many people may have been near-by and caught up in the incident at the time and may still be troubled by what you witnessed. If you would like to talk through any concerns you have about yesterday’s attack, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Scott Ainslie. Sainslie@lambeth.gov.uk.
Jonathan Bartley. Jbartley@lambeth.gov.uk
Nicole Griffiths. Ngriffiths@lambeth.gov.uk.
Metropolitan police have said additional visible police will be deployed to the area and made the following requests:
If anyone has any information they wish to share please contact 101 or anonymously call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 and have made the following requests:
“Anyone with information, images or footage of the incident that this be shared with our investigation team. Image and video can be shared via the UK Police Image appeal website at www.ukpoliceimageappeal.com.
I would also like to reiterate our earlier pleas for common sense and restraint in circulating pictures and videos of this incident – including images of the officers involved and of the victims.
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation can call police, in confidence, on 0800 789 321. In an emergency call 999. I would also ask the public to continue to remain vigilant and report any concerns they have to police”.