Man 'brandishes gun' in busy Canary Wharf restaurant
- Credit: Metropolitan Police
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly brandished a gun in a busy restaurant in Canary Wharf.
At around 11:10pm on Saturday (June 5), three men entered a restaurant in Pan Peninsula Square and approached three women.
One of the men is alleged to have produced a handgun and pointed it at the women.
The gun was not discharged but two of the women are reported to have been assaulted before the men fled the restaurant in the direction of South Quay DLR station, Scotland Yard said.
The suspects were described as three Black men and the man with the gun was described as wearing a grey hooded tracksuit and balaclava.
You may also want to watch:
Det Sgt Richard Bunce from Central East CID said: "While no-one was seriously injured, this was a shocking incident that will have understandably traumatised those involved.
“The restaurant was busy at the time and I would ask anyone who witnessed the events, or who captured film or images on their phone, to contact police immediately.
- 1 Teenager suffers 'life-changing' injuries after alleged attack in Shadwell
- 2 Man who died in Mile End park named
- 3 Two men arrested in connection with Shadwell double stabbing
- 4 Jailed: Tower Hamlets man who tried to rape another man
- 5 Truman Brewery offices, shops and restaurants plan gets green light
- 6 Two men rescued from Shadwell flat fire
- 7 Councillor ex-husband of MP Apsana Begum suspended from Labour Party
- 8 'Food delivery' youth in suspect Shoreditch drugs bust
- 9 Repair Shop's Jay Blades hosts bingo for older Londoners
- 10 Three held after shots reportedly fired at house in Bethnal Green
“These men showed no regard for the safety of anyone inside the venue and they need to be apprehended.”
There have been no arrests and enquiries into the incident continue
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD8335/5Jun.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.