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13 Arrests following #Lambeth #Scumoween disorder 

Police investigating the disorder after an unlicensed music event in Lambeth have made 13 arrests.

The 13 people (no further details at this time) were arrested today, Wednesday, 4 November, after returning to the crime scene in Whitgift Street, SE1, to recover equipment and vehicles left behind on Sunday, 1 November.

They were arrested on suspicion of public nuisance and criminal damage and remain in custody at various south London police stations.

Late on Saturday, 31 October, officers attended a disused building in Whitgift Street, SE1 following reports of public disorder and criminal damage at an unlicensed music event.

Upon arrival, they were confronted with missiles being thrown at them.

A large number of people became increasingly violent. Extra resources were brought in and shortly before 06:00hrs on Sunday, 1 November officers entered the venue and stopped the event under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.

Twenty-four police officers and police dog Maverick received injuries and were treated at the scene, with some hospitalised for a short time.

At the time of the incident 16 people were arrested in connection with this incident, mainly for violent disorder.

Two have been charged. The first has been charged with assault on police. The second has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon. The other 14 arrested have now been bailed.

A full investigation has been launched the by Met’s Public Order Investigation Unit.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes, leading the investigation, said: “These arrests show the Met’s determination to bring all those involved to justice and the full post event investigation continues.

“Further arrests are expected and we continue appeal to the public to identify those involved.”

Previously the MPS appealed to identify eight people they would like to speak to in connection with the violent disorder.

Anyone who recognises the individuals pictured or has any information is asked to contact the Public Order Investigation Unit on 020 8246 0076 or email them at: [email protected] quoting the reference on the picture. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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