A 20-year-old man was stabbed at Notting Hill carnival yesterday. The incident has shocked carnival goers who were told that there would be heavy policing at this years carnival following the London riots.

6,500 officers were deployed at the carnival to prevent disorder, but as many feared there were assaults, thefts and criminal damage. By last night 160 arrests had been made – 72 yesterday and 88 on Sunday for a number of offences, including drugs possession, public order, theft, criminal damage, robbery and assault.

Scotland Yard said a 16-year-old boy had been arrested on suspicion of assault after the 20-year-old man was stabbed.