Morning Drama

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Police at Lewisham RoundaboutWhat a strange start to the morning. Half of Lewisham was closed off because of what appeared to be a major accident right outside the new Police station. Inevitably, most of teh early morning shoppers clustered around the road, trying to get a look at what was going on, only to be foiled by the protective sheeting the Police had put round the accident site. Good for them. “Oooh, it’s always been a dangerous spot,” whispered one older lady to another, a certain relish in her voice.

I was just impressed by how easily the Police were diverting traffic away from the scene. As you can see from the picture, they’d stationed vans at either end, and had police just directing people either side of the shopping centre. Still, if they can’t be efficient on their own doorstep… Actually, given how long they took to get to the major fight on Lee High Road earlier in the week, perhaps they’re not that efficient.

Anyway. I hope everybody involved was OK, or that it was just, as One Woman suggested, just a test.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.