373 Arrested, 30 Police Officers Injured And Man Stabbed At Carnival


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Authorities say 373 arrests at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival holiday weekend celebrations were “blemished” by a stabbing on Monday evening.

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Authorities made 373 arrests at Notting Hill Carnival over the bank holiday weekend; Photo: EuroNews

The total number of arrests made during the festivity, 373, is up from 313 made in 2017.

A man, whose age is unknown, was rushed to the emergency room after being stabbed at around 8.15pm in Ladbroke Grove.

A Met Police spokesperson said the victim’s injuries were not life threatening.

The MPS headquarters too revealed 30 officers were injured this year “in the line of duty”.

As of 10.15pm on Monday, the Met Police stated it made 133 arrests on Sunday and 240 arrests on Monday, which included 10 made by the BTP (British Transport Police).

An additional 12 arrests were carried out by BTP on Monday. Officers apprehended 156 people on drugs offenses, 69 on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and 9 on suspicion of sexual offences.

Among the items confiscated were knives, a taser and a metal pole.

Dave Musker, Notting Hill Carnival Gold Commander, said: “We would like to thank all those who took to the streets to celebrate everything that the carnival stands for, in a kind and considerate manner.

“However Monday night was marred by the news of a non-life-threatening stabbing at around 8.10pm in Ladbroke Grove. Thankfully this was the only incident of this nature throughout the whole weekend.”

He furthered: “I am very pleased with the results of the screening arches and the Section 60 order; 36 offensive weapons were taken off the streets by my officers and 373 arrests were made over the course of the weekend, which we expect could rise.

“Although I am happy with how the event ran overall, once again 30 of my colleagues were injured in the line of duty. Any assault on police is unacceptable.”

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