A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a violent incident on a bus in Streatham, involving “a large knife” and “metal pokers.”
The incident took place at around 5:00 p.m. Thursday 3rd in the area of Telford Avenue, SW2 on the 250 bus.
Police charged the teenager later the same day with affray and possession of an offensive weapon.
He will appear at Bromley Youth Court today.
The identities of two other men (pictured below) said to be involved are still sought by the police.
On the afternoon of the 3rd, the police reported that two men boarded the bus armed with what appeared to be metal fire pokers, before allegedly threatening a third male already onboard.
A fight is said to have broke out between the men, and a “large knife” was also seen.
“This was an appalling violent incident which we will not accept on the transport network,” detective constable Adam Jackson. “Passengers should be able to travel on public transport in comfort and safety without fearing that something like this will happen in front of them.”
“Thankfully such incidents are rare, but where they do happen we will do everything we can to identify those responsible.”
Officers attended the scene, but upon hearing the sirens witnesses said the three men fled.
There were no reports of any injuries, yet several passengers were left shaken by the incident which caused significant alarm and distress to those who witnessed it – many of whom are reported to have been just feet away.
Enquiries are ongoing to identify those involved and officers believe the public can help by getting in touch if they recognise the people in the images.
Anyone with information about the identity of those involved should call 101, giving the reference 5152/03FEB.
Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org