A 16-year-old boy has been charged with a number of criminal offences after a police stop and search in Woolwich.

The teenager was charged on Wednesday, December 30, with possession of a bladed/pointed article and possession of cannabis.

He is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 31 December.

The charge follows a stop and search conducted by South East Violence Suppression Unit officers in Herbert Road, SE18, on Wednesday, 30 December.