Herbert Road has been reopened 20 hours after a stabbing that occurred yesterday (November 17) in Woolwich.

The victim is currently fighting for his life in a major trauma centre after being stabbed in Herbert Road just before 4pm.

Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended and found a man injured.

The man was rushed to hospital for treatment as a priority.

Another man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm at the scene and remains in police custody.

Herbert Road was closed both ways between Eglinton Road and Plumstead Common Road until around 12pm today.

Detour routes were in operation for buses 244 and 386, but are now continuing as normal.

A Section 60 order was also authorised in Woolwich and Plumstead until 7.50am today (November 18).

This means police were able to stop and search anyone within the area without needing to have “reasonable grounds”.

Anybody with information on the incident is asked to call 101 and quote reference CAD 4816/17OCT22.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 4pm yesterday (17 November) to reports of a stabbing on Herbert Road.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and a clinical team leader to the scene.

“We treated one person at the scene before taking them, as a priority, to a major trauma centre.”

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