Dozens of police officers descended on a Woolwich street this evening following a 'hostile' stand-off between officers and a group of youths.

Officers were called to Lamport Close at around 6pm following reports of a fight as well as sightings of people in possession of knives.

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A Met spokesman has said: "Officers attended and found a large group of youths who were hostile towards police officers.

"Additional officers were called and a cordon was put in place to assist in controlling the situation.

"Nobody was found suffering injuries as a result of the reported fight.

"Four people were arrested for affray and associated offences. They have been taken into custody."

It's understood that police have began to leave the area.