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One man was taken to a significant trauma centre after a combat in south London, with an eyewitness taking to social media to explain seeing 4 males armed with “massive knives” being arrested by police.

Footage shared on social media exhibits law enforcement officials and autos on the scene in Thomas Street in Woolwich final evening, whereas separate photos exhibiting the highway cordoned off.

Police steered three individuals had been taken to hospital – though London Ambulance Service put the determine at one.

A Metropolitan Police assertion stated: “Police were called at around 1825hrs on Friday, 31 May, to a fight in Thomas Street, Woolwich.

“Officers attended the situation and located three males struggling stab accidents.

“All have been taken to hospital; officers await an assessment of their conditions.”

The spokesman added: “Additional officers have been deployed to the area and a total of 12 people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Enquiries continue.”

A Section 60 order stays in place protecting your complete SE18 postcode space till 9.37am as we speak.

Witnesses and anybody with video footage which can help is being requested to name 101 and quote ref 5815/31may. To stay nameless they’ll contact Crimestoppers.

Posting on X, previously Twitter, one consumer stated: “Just seen Woolwich Old Bill nicking about four young men with massive knives. Air ambulance deployed. Police in the town centre.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We responded to several calls to reports of stabbings in Woolwich on Friday, May 31.

“The first name was at 6:32 pm about an incident on Calderwood Street.

“We were then called to an incident on Powis Street. We sent ambulance crews, an incident response officer and a paramedic in a fast-response car.

“We handled two sufferers on the scene. We took one to a significant trauma centre as a precedence and the opposite declined additional therapy.”