Carnage at the Notting Hill Carnival: Police arrest 450 people and six are stabbed | Daily Mail Online

Police seize a Taser at Notting Hill Carnival as 450 are arrested and 43 officers are injured in the worst violence for decades as a boy, 15, is stabbed with a Zombie Killer knife

  • 108 people arrested for drugs offences and 64 for offensive weapon (blade) offences just yesterday
  • Revellers took to streets of West London - throwing paint, mud, chocolate or powder at each other
  • Stabbing of six people in knife attacks plus 454 arrests overshadowed Europe's largest carnival
  • A fight also broke out yesterday and a black Audi was covered in paint after being left on the street

By SAM TONKIN and PATRICK LION and MATT HUNTER FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:26 GMT, 29 August 2016 | UPDATED: 093 GMT, 30 August 2016


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The Notting Hill Carnival was marred by shocking violence yesterday as a brutal fight broke out in the street, police found a Taser gun and more than 450 people were arrested - the highest total in at least 15 years.
Two people were arrested after the weapon – which is designed to temporarily incapacitate someone through an electrical current - was confiscated by officers during the two-day event in West London.
Police and paramedics were on patrol throughout but struggled to keep the peace at the largest carnival in Europe, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The MP for Kensington, Victoria Borwick, today warned the event cannot go on ‘if it’s simply a crime-fest’, adding that she was ‘very concerned’ for a 16-year-old boy stabbed in the stomach with a deadly Zombie Killer knife.
Yesterday, a man was caught on camera kicking a fellow reveller as he fell to the ground during the scuffle, and a black Audi - which was parked on the street near the famous event - was completely covered in paint.





A fight broke out at the famous Notting Hill Carnival in West London and one man tried to kick another as he fell to the ground




People watched on as a fight broke out in front of officers during the Notting Hill Carnival in West London yesterday




Two people were arrested after a Taser weapon was confiscated by officers during the two-day event in West London




The atmosphere became heated when men argued before a fight broke out yesterday evening during the carnival in London




Police officers were forced to intervene as the scuffle started in the street during the annual two-day celebration




One police officer managed to grab hold of a man after the fight started on the street at the Notting Hill Carnival in London




A black Audi which was left parked on the street near the carnival was completely covered in paint yesterday afternoon

Yesterday there were 284 arrests at the carnival, including 108 drugs offences, 64 offensive weapon (blade) offences, 26 public order offences, 18 nitrous oxide offences, 17 assaults on police and six sexual offences.
Meanwhile there were also arrests made for drink driving, theft, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, criminal damage, robbery and going equipped for theft.



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