There were 133 arrests yesterday on the first day of Notting Hill Carnival.
Police seized 20 weapons as well and officers were reportedly threatened with being spat on.
— London 999 Feed (@999London) August 27, 2018
Notting Hill Carnival Gold Commander Dave Musker, said: “As the Gold Commander responsible for the policing of this event, my job is to ensure everyone participating and attending can enjoy a safe and spectacular event.
“On Sunday, my officers along with colleagues from the British Transport Police arrested 133 individuals for a range of offences and 20 weapons were seized, including knives. I am confident that the Section 60 order imposed yesterday prevented these dangerous items being brought to Carnival, and based on the intelligence at my disposal, I consider it proportionate and necessary to ensure a safe Carnival today.”
A Section 60 order will be in place on Monday, 27 Aug across the #NottingHillCarnival geographical area for a further 15 hours, between 09:00hrs until 23:59hrs. https://t.co/AVULQ5S520 pic.twitter.com/FXp7g12e2g
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 27, 2018
The carnival continues today…