Rumours are swirling on social media about a supposed organised fight in Burgess Park on June 2 (Picture: Getty/Met Police)
TikTok is awash with videos of young people, many of them school age, referring to talk of a planned confrontation in South London.
One said Burgess Park in Camberwell is ‘due to be a horror movie’ on June 2, while another user wrote ‘whoever’s going to Burgess Park, tell ur mum you love her’.
Several make reference to people on planning on taking knives and other weapons.
A funfair held in the park started last week and is due to run throughout the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
Several accounts discussing Burgess Park make comparisons with ‘Blackheath’, an apparent reference to serious disorder in April.
Seven people were arrested and parents were ordered to stop their children from attending amid reports of fighting.
A funfair is being held in Burgess Park, which is located in South London (Picture: Burgess Park)
Initial reports of a stabbing proved to be incorrect but a section 60 order, which gives the police the right to stop and search people in the area, was enforced and weapons found.
Superintendent Dan Ivey, head of neighbourhood policing for Lambeth and Southwark, said: ‘Police are aware of information circulating on various social media channels regarding possible violence in the Burgess Park area of SE5 on Thursday, 2 June.
‘This has been fed into our local policing plan which covers the entire bank holiday weekend and a visible policing presence will be seen in Burgess Park, and other key areas across Lambeth and Southwark over the course of the weekend.
‘Our priority is to ensure our communities can celebrate the Jubilee weekend in safe and secure environment.
‘Anyone intent on committing criminal activity will be identified and dealt with appropriately.’
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