Notting Hill Carnival Violence Results in Over 100 Arrests

Carla Harmon
August 31, 2016

Police officers "dread" having to work at the Notting Hill Carnival and an "unacceptable" number are being attacked at the event, a rank-and-file group leader has said.

On Sunday a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of GBH after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed on Wornington Road in Kensington and Chelsea, while the same day two boys aged 15 and 16 were stabbed in Ladbroke Grove.

Both of their conditions are not life threatening and no arrests have been made, police said.

More than 300 people have been arrested at the two day carnival, mainly relating to drugs and offensive weapons.

As every year, some outbreaks of violence and many drug arrests marred Europe's biggest street party.


Mr Marsh said: "This is not a peaceful and fun-loving event that our members look forward to policing".

A reveler takes part in the Monday parade, during the second and final day of the Notting Hill Carnival, in London, Monday Aug. 29, 2016.

A million revellers descended on the streets of London to watch the carnival on Sunday - what is known as the carnival's "Children's Day".

Many local businesses have closed during the event since 1977, when police stormed the carnival amid looting of shops.

London Ambulance Service treated 1,005 patients at the Bank Holiday procession, mostly for alcohol-related injuries and illness.


"While the clean-up following Notting Hill Carnival represents a sizeable challenge, it's one we relish because it's a real team effort", Vincent Masseri, senior contract manager for Veolia, said in a statement.

Crowds line the streets during the Notting Hill Carnival in London August 30, 2016.

The colourful annual parade was started in 1966 by West Indian immigrants to the area after race riots in 1958.

A man also approached officers at Kensal Rise tube station, telling them that he had been stabbed, before leaving the scene.

A performer participates in the parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London.


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