Fight in Prusom Street wakes Wapping residents, no arrests made

Today Wapping has been awash with numerous accounts of an incident in Prusom Street very early this morning when the police were called to a fight and general disturbance.

Update 17:49hrs 30 June 2017

Tower Hamlets police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the disturbance to contact them. Anyone with information is requested to contact DS Mason at Bethnal Green Police Station on 0208 217 4150 quoting crime reference 4218115/17.

Both What’s in Wapping and Love Wapping attended the scene later in the morning.

Cordon in place Prusom Street. Photo: Vickie Flores

LW asked New Scotland Yard for a statement.

Statement by Metropolitan Police

Police were called at 04:30hrs on Thursday, 29 June, to a fight in Prusom Street, E1.

A man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital suffering head injuries. His condition is not believed to be serious.

Detectives from Tower Hamlets are investigating.

There have been no arrests.

(Note: This is a fairly standard response from the NSY Press Bureau as they are very restricted in what they can say because of any future prosecutions.)

Cordon in place Prusom Street. Photo: Vickie Flores

Comments from Wapping residents

Residents reports were slightly more colourful than the police statement. Here are a select (edited) few.

It was around 4.20…we heard lots of screaming from our flat…and then the police…quite scary to be honest”

Road closed following a 5am fight. Police searching flats in Whitehorn House for culprits.”

“… the police are all the way up the top of Prusom Street a lot of shouting is going on as a bus came down the road & can’t turn back.”

“No definite facts. Lots of shouting and an erratically driven white hatchback. … police arrived, taped off area and about 10 of them forced their way into a flat.”

Police forensic officer gathers evidence in Prusom Street. Photo: Love Wapping

Many thanks to @MPSTowerHam for doing their thing this morning. Appreciated.



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