Man stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival
Police are looking for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Ladbroke Grove, on the fringe of the Notting Hill Carnival, yesterday.
Photographs of the scene show the 20-yr-old victim lying on the ground bleeding through his shirt whilst another man, wearing a hoodie, runs from the scene with what appears to be a knife in his hand. One witness tried to trip the man shown in the photograph as he ran away but unfortunately failed.
Ambulance crews attending the scene found the victim suffering stab wounds to the abdomen and hand. He was taken to a central London hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.
Detectives investigating the circumstances arrested four men – three aged 20 and one aged 21 – and one 16-yr-old child in connection with the stabbing. They remain in custody at various London police stations.
The rest of the carnival passed relatively peacefully. Police made a total of 245 arrests during the two-day event, slightly up on last year’s 243 arrests.
Commander Bob Broadhurst of the Metropolitan Police said: “Crime and arrests appear to be down this year. Our officers were out there working hard to make sure this was the case. We had a highly visible presence out on the streets of Notting Hill to make sure those troublemakers who thought violence and crime was an option were met by a swift response.”
Armed police from the specialist CO19 firearms command, aided by Territorial Support Group (TSG) officers, were operating around the edges of the carnival with ANPR equipment to prevent known troublemakers from entering the event. A total of 6,500 police constables were deployed to the carnival, with another 4,000 on duty around London over the Bank Holiday weekend,