A total of 6,145 police officers on Sunday and just over 7,000 on Monday will be on duty during the Notting Hill Carnival. The Metropolitan Police will be using 'police super recognisers' - officers with the ability to remember hundreds of offenders' faces.
"I want to say to those who want to come to cause trouble, do not come, you will be dealt with swiftly and robustly. The Met will do everything in its power to make it as hard as possible for you."
Police have this advice for visitors:
- Keep an eye on your belongings, particularly your mobile phone
- Don't bring too much cash
- Don't wear expensive jewellery
- Plan your journey - www.met.police.ukhas a map of the route
- Go with the crowd and move along the route
- Make a plan to meet with your friends if you get separated
- Police officers may ask you to walk a longer route for safety reasons
- Follow the Met Police on Twitter @MetPoliceEvents
- If you know anyone who is planning a crime, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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