Welcome to Murder City

Just as I decide to move back, Camberwell becomes the murder capital of London.

Three days before my North‐South transition, a woman was murdered in a knife attack on Peckham Road.

Then, on Saturday night, a man was rammed off his motorbike and shot by two masked assailants on Camberwell Church Street.

The first I’d heard about it was when we were trying to get a bus back from Oval and the drivers of the first two 436s to pass told us that they wouldn’t be stopping in Camberwell as there’d been a shooting. I covered up this detail as my wife is easily spooked, and told her that something had happened and nobody knew what.

Camberwell Church Street was completely sealed off for traffic, with buses diverted up Denmark Hill. It took us an hour to get back from Oval.

I really hope this is not going to become a regular occurence. Not the delays from the Oval, I mean the murders.

Author: Peter

Long-time resident of Camberwell, author of this blog since July 2004.

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