Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Violence Ruins Notting Hill Carnival!

This year's Notting Hill Carnival was once again marred by stabbings and violence, as people asked why some are "intent on ruining" the annual event which was founded to be a stand against violence.

Three men were stabbed and two police officers were hurt as violence overshadowed the final day of the carnival. Eight other people were described as having suffered "knife wounds".

The violence led police to activate far-ranging stop and search powers to stop people to check for weapons.

Violence marred the event which is Europe's biggest street festival

A 33-year-old PC was taken to hospital after being attacked while trying to make an arrest during the event in West London. He suffered injuries to his head and torso.

Meanwhile colleagues came under attack when they came to help him and a 35-year-old woman officer received torso injuries. She was taken to hospital but released yesterday, Scotland Yard said.

There were 157 arrests over the course of the second day taking the total for the two-day event to 261. Arrests were for assaults, drug crime, criminal damage, sexual offences and possession of offensive weapons.

The violence frustrated many, with one tweeter asking why people were "so intent" on "ruining" the event. Huffingtonpost

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