As I travelled into Kennington this evening, I noticed police tape surrounding much of Kennington Road, south of the Imperial War Museum with a policeman guarding the area. A number of residents were denied entry to their properties in the location. I received an email from a reader (thank you) stating that late this afternoon two muggings took place in Kennington. (This is an unconfirmed report, and I've not yet managed to corroborate it).
The first mugging occurred in the lift between Scotson House and Vantry House on the Ethelred Estate. The victim was male. The culprits were two young men who were seen wearing hoodies and face masks. Shortly afterwards, another person was allegedly mugged on Walnut Tree Walk, although since (as of 11pm this evening), police are still at the scene, there is a possibility that the incident was more serious.
If you have any further information, please contact Kennington Police Station on 0300 123 1212.
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