Shocking moment ‘sixth form student’ runs at car while brandishing machete outside south London college before bystander tries to disarm him as two 16-year-old boys are charged with knife offences
- Police rushed to the sixth-form college in Woolwich around midday on Monday
- Footage shows boy hitting side of a red car with the blade before it drives away
- Two 16-year-old boys have been charged and remanded in custody, say police
This is the shocking moment a ‘sixth form student’ runs at a car while brandishing a machete outside a south London college before a bystander tries to disarm him.
Police officers rushed to Shooters Hill Sixth Form College in Woolwich, South East London, around midday on Monday following reports of two boys with a knife.
Footage shows a group of students standing nearby while the man hits the side of a red car with his weapon before it drives away.
The Met Police confirmed today that two 16-year-old boys have been charged with possession of a knife and affray, and both were remanded in custody.
Footage shows a a boy hitting the side of a red car with his weapon before it drives away in Woolwich. The Met Police confirmed today that two 16-year-old boys have been charged
A boy pictured holding a machete, above, in a still from the video. The police force said no one was injured during the incident near Shooters Hill Sixth Form College on Monday
In the video, a policeman appears to stand on the other side of the car and speaks to the driver, while the person with a machete is held back by two others.
A separate clip shows a man chasing the vehicle before the incident while holding the blade in his hand, with a police constable appearing at the scene.
The footage was posted to Twitter yesterday, captioned: ‘Madness kicks off at shooters hill college’.
The two teenagers will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court on the same day and police have appealed for witnesses.
A separate clip, stills above, shows a man chasing the vehicle before the incident while holding the blade in his hand, with a police constable appearing at the scene
A spokesperson for the Met Police told MailOnline: ‘Detectives in Greenwich have charged two teenage boys with possession of a knife as they appeal for witnesses and anyone with mobile phone footage to come forward.
‘Police were called at 12:54hrs on Monday, 5 October to reports of two males with a knife in the street at Red Lion Lane, SE18.
‘Officers attended and two 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of affray.
‘They were charged on Wednesday, 7 October with being in possession of a knife/bladed article and affray. Both were remanded in custody to appear the same day at Bromley Magistrates’ Court.
‘There were no reported injuries. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information or moving footage is asked to contact police on 101 or email via [email protected] quoting reference Cad 3108/05Oct.’