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"Serious safety risk" at Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is becoming a serious safety risk because of overcrowding and violence, according to a report from the London Assembly.

The new report says that the carnival has reached a "tipping point" and that changes have to be made.

Police reported an increase in serious violence and people being injured with weapons following last year's carnival.

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Aerial video footage reveals scale of Notting Hill Carnival

Aerial video footage shot from a helicopter over London has revealed the scale of Notting Hill Carnival - Europe's biggest street festival.

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In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Thousands of revellers flocked to Notting Hill Carnival for family day.

Dancers perform during the Children's Day parade. Credit: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

Some youngsters joined dancers following the parade floats while others just watched the colourful extravaganza from the sidelines.

Dancers perform during the Children's Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival Credit: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

At least 60 bands will perform and 38 sound systems will be in place over the two-day event.

Dancers perform during the Children's Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival. Credit: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire

The Carnival, which celebrates Caribbean culture in London, was first held in the 1960s and now attracts visitors from all over the world.

Dancers perform during the Children's Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival. Credit: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire
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