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Crime at Notting Hill Carnival "significantly down on last year"

Revellers enjoy Carnival at the weekend. Credit: PA/ John Stilwell

Reported crime at this year's Notting Hill Carnival is "significantly down" on last year's event, police have said.

There were a total of 301 arrests as part of the Met Police's Notting Hill Carnival operation.

They were broken down as:

18 for assault on police

6 for criminal damage

64 for public order offences

19 for possession of an offensive weapon

96 for drugs

16 for theft

3 for sexual assault

12 for robbery

10 for GBH

14 for common assault

43 other

A man dresses up as police helmet at Carnival! Credit: PA/ John Stilwell

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