Roehampton Rocked by Series of Violent Incidents

Two people attacked and body found in woods by Roehampton Lane

Police on the scene after body discovered. Picture: Nilou S


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There has been a spate of violent incidents in the Roehampton area this week culminating in the discovery of a dead body in Roehampton Lane.

In the first incident which took place on Sunday 28 August, a man received severe head injuries after he was attacked by a person known to him near Roehampton Library on Danebury Avenue. The victim remains in hospital having been taken to a major trauma centre.

This was followed by a stabbing of a male who is also now receiving treatment in hospital. As in the first incident, the attacker was known to the victim. The police have not yet confirmed the date and location of this incident.

This Friday (2 September) a body was discovered by police in a wooded area near Roehampton Church School.

The police say they were called to the scene at 2.33pm and that they believe they know the man's identity and are working to inform next of kin. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

The local police team says that extra officers have been brought into the area to allow an increase in patrols and a “Street Violence” drop-in will be taking place on Danebury Avenue on 8 September open to all residents to attend

The police said, “We understand this is concerning for our residents and investigations have been launched drawing resources from multiple teams across the Met

“Reassurance patrols are taking place consistently in the area in both marked and unmarked vehicles.”

Local MP Fleur Anderson said prior to the discover of the body, “My thoughts are with the people and families affected by these two incidents.

“It has been a very shocking and worrying week for the #Roehampton community.

“I’m in regular contact with the police and do report anything you know to them or get in touch with me with concerns.”

Local ward councillor Graeme Henderson said, “We working with local Police to do what we can to prevent a recurrence.”

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September 3, 2022

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