Police overseeing Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, will be hoping for a peaceful conclusion to the celebrations today despite at least two stabbings.
Hundreds of Thousands of revellers will flock to the capital for the carnival's headline day where a parade of floats and brightly-dressed performers will snake through the streets of London.
The festivities on Sunday were largely peaceful but one 20-year-old man was left in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed in the back and buttocks. The Met Police also said a 14-year-old boy was slashed with a sharp object and a 16-year-old girl suffered a superficial leg wound.
An extra 2,000 police officers will be drafted in to support the carnival today, bringing the total to 7,000. Scotland Yard have arrested 96 people so far, mainly for drug and public order offences as well as robbery and assault.
Revellers at the Notting Hill Carnival this year enjoyed sunshine, music and a heavy police presence. Police arrested more than 200 people.
Hundreds of thousands of revellers will flock to Notting Hill Carnival today.
Europe's biggest street festival has hit the capital with exotic dancers, vibrant music and Caribbean food livening up London.