TikTok warning as a gang of violent youth plans to hold up a leafy London park | UK | News

Users raised the alarm on the social media platform about an allegedly planned confrontation at Burgess Park in Camberwell, south London, on Thursday June 2. One person posted: “So apparently the Hunger Games are taking place in Burgess Park on June 2.” Who rolling?

“Guys don’t go to Burgess Park on June 2 because there’s going to be a war with two gangs with guns, knives and acid… I’m scared myself because I live nearby.”

Reports have been linked to zip code wars between rival gangs.

The threats of violence will allegedly take place at an amusement park in the park, according to MyLondon.

Other warnings shared by TikTok users, some of whom are of school age, include threats of acid attacks and stabbings.

One video warning is captioned “Steal or be robbed.”

Superintendent Dan Ivey, head of Lambeth and Southwark Neighborhood Watch, said: “Police are aware of information circulating on various social media channels about possible violence in the Burgess Park area of ​​SE5 on Thursday 2nd June. .

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

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

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“Young people are being encouraged to show up with knives, imitation guns, machetes, etc.

“If you have the TikTok app, search for ‘burgess park 2nd June’ and you’ll be amazed at the things that are spreading.

“I’ve searched TikTok myself and I’m really surprised with what I’ve seen.”

Community workers, charities and church leaders have been called upon to share the warning aimed at preventing “vulnerable children” from attending the amusement park.

The London Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police are aware of information circulating on various social media channels of possible violence in the Burgess Park area of ​​SE5 on Thursday 2 June.

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

“Our priority is to ensure that our communities can celebrate the jubilee weekend in [a] safe and secure environment.

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