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45 Police Officers assaulted with 8 in Hospital after policing Notting Hill Carnival

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National shame as 45 police officers have been attacked over the bank holiday weekend while policing the Notting Hill Carnival 2016.

While thousands of people turned out to enjoy the sunshine and watch the Carnival a large number of people were arrested.

What is more shocking is 8 Police Officers are now in hospital and 45 officers were attacked over the weekend.

Commander Dave Musker, who was in charge of the policing operation at this year’s event, said: that “”45 incidents of assault against a police officer, for varying degrees of minor injuries and eight officers’ required anti-viral treatment at hospital as a result of being spat at. Of these 45 incidents, 25 assaults resulted in arrest.”

He confirmed he was proud of the officers saying “I am very proud of all the officers and staff who were deployed to Carnival this year. Once again they demonstrated their unwavering professionalism and bravery to ensure this spectacular celebration, that headlines the London event calendar, was not spoilt by a small minority wishing to use the Carnival a cover for committing crime.

“There were 15 reported violent injuries involving a knife or blade. Of these, two people suffered very serious injuries. Both victims are now stable conditions and in both cases arrests have been made and enquiries by officers continue.

“Whilst a total of 454 people were arrested at Carnival over Sunday and Monday, the highest number of arrests in more than a decade, there are contributing factors to this increase. The recent change in legislation around Psychoactive Drugs resulted in a high number of drug related arrests and high volume seizures, including Nitrous Oxide.

“A number of things were done differently this year, including our response to assaults against police officers. Our revised method of recording incidents, Operation Hampshire, has resulted in closer attention being paid to officer welfare, and a higher level of support being provided.

“An anti-social behaviour dispersal zone was also introduced and 47 people were issued with dispersal notices, meaning they had to leave the area and not return within a specified period of time.

“And we also trialled ‘Facial Recognition Technology’. This was the first phase of a trial of the technology and while no individuals were identified by the equipment, the trial has resulted in positive learning to take forward to gain a full understanding of how it can best be used in future.”

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Terror suspect not cooperating with police Assistant Commissioner says

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Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu is providing an update outside New Scotland Yard.

He says the suspect, who is yet to be formally identified, is “not currently cooperating” with officers.

He adds police cordons are “likely to be in place for some time” as the investigation continues.

Basu says there “wasn’t a police car in pursuit of the vehicle” prior to it crashing into a security barrier outside Parliament.

He adds: “I believe it was an ambulance on a completely unrelated call.”

Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after two hurt

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of terror offences after two people were injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside parliament.

The silver car is believed to have hit two cyclists before it crashed into security barriers at a checkpoint outside of parliament.

Two people have been treated at the scene and transferred to hospital for treatment.

Police have now confirmed that counter-terror officers are leading the investigation, The driver who is a man in his 20s, wearing a white shirt and a black hooded puffer jacket, was detained at the scene and is now in custody.

Met Police confirmed they were dealing with an ongoing incident, which involved armed officers outside of the Houses of Parliament.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament within a security checkpoint.

It would be very unusual for a member of the public to be within this access point, this access point is guarded by armed police and only people on official Parliament business are granted access to this car park.

Unarmed officers held back from the incident this morning while awaiting armed officers to attend, police held the ambulance and fire service back until the situation was deemed safe.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place, shouting to passers-by to clear the area. The cordon was quickly extended further and again further until the area of Westminster was placed on lockdown.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

 

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Armed Police responding to incident outside of Parliament

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Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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