133 arrests on first day of Notting Hill Carnival, 20 weapons seized

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.

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.”

The carnival continues today…