A 17 year old was attacked on the top deck of a 432 bus in the early afternoon of Friday 2nd March near the bus station in West Norwood . He is now recovering in hospital. Ernest Avenue remained closed this morning whilst awaiting for the police to complete the forensics.
For more details see police report on this incident as well as the murder of a 17 year old near Moorlands Road SW9 also on Friday.
There has already been an arrest in connection with the West Norwood incident. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The police said they have increased patrols in and around the borough to reassure and protect the public, and to act as a strong deterrent to anyone thinking of committing further violence in the aftermath of these incidents.
There will be a regular community–police meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 6th March at The Old Library, 16 Knights Hill SE27 0H7. All welcome.