The Metropolitan Police are going to carry out extra measures at this year’s Notting Hill carnival to ensure safety at the event.
With up to 1million carnival goers turning up every year, there will be a force of over 13,000 police officers searching attendees at specific “entry points” to make sure no weapons get into the area. There will also be a number of plain clothed officers at the event.
Officers will also carry out raids in the run up to the carnival to prevent organised criminals and gang members who go to take advantage of the larger crowds over the bank holiday.
With nearly 300 arrests made at the carnival last year and stabbings and fights being a major concern, will the large number of police really help to decrease the number of incidents?