Man caught in crossfire on Camplin Street

Pic: Alan Dymock

Lewisham police are urging witnesses to come forward after a man in his 40s was shot in New Cross on Saturday, September 8.

The man, who has since been discharged, was discovered at the scene around 6pm with a gunshot wound to the leg.

It is believed that he was caught in the crossfire between a group of young people and an individual on a moped in Camplin street.

A 24-year-old man had been arrested, but was bailed. He will return to a south London police station at a later date.

Detective Superintendent Paul Davis of the Metropolitan Police Services’ Trident initiative is heading the investigation.

Davis said: “I am appealing for anyone in the area who witnessed this incident, or the events leading up to this incident, to contact police. Any information given to my team will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Resident parent Netti Tamakloe said that the incident was a rare occurrence and out of character for the area.

She said: “There is a bit of a misinterpretation of this area –where people call it a bit of a ghetto. I mean, there are little pockets that aren’t too hot, but if you want people to leave you alone, they leave you alone. ”

Another resident, Rhainna Adams, who was raised on Camplin street, said that her brother had overhead the incident, but believed the loud bang was just the sound of fireworks going off nearby.

Anyone with information can contact the Trident South Shootings Team on 0208 785 8603.


  1. Andrew September 12, 2012
  2. Laurence Dodds September 12, 2012

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