Police to ramp up presence in Burgess Park following TikTok rumours of planned attack in Camberwell

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General view of Burgess Park   (REUTERS)
General view of Burgess Park (REUTERS)

Police have issued a warning following reports on TikTok that an attack is due to take place in Camberwell this week.

Several users – many of them school age - have taken to the social media platform to voice their concerns about a reported planned confrontation in Burgess Park on Thursday, June 2.

One user said scenes at the park will look like a “horror movie” while others made reference to the apparent use of guns and knives.

Others posted: “So apparently the Hunger Games are gonna be held at Burgess Park on the 2nd of June. Who rolling?”

“Guys don’t go Burgess Park on June the second as there is going to be a war with two gangs with guns, knives and acid... I am scared myself as I live close.”

Superintendent Dan Ivey, head of neighbourhood policing for Lambeth and Southwark, said: “Police are aware of information circulating on various social media channels regarding possible violence in the Burgess Park area of SE5 on Thursday, 2 June.

“This has been fed into our local policing plan which covers the entire bank holiday weekend and a visible policing presence will be seen in Burgess Park, and other key areas across Lambeth and Southwark over the course of the weekend.

“Our priority is to ensure our communities can celebrate the Jubilee weekend in safe and secure environment.

“Anyone intent on committing criminal activity will be identified and dealt with appropriately.”