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The Taboo Group practice walking on stilts ahead of their performance at the Notting Hill Carnival tomorrow. The carnival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The police have been working closely with the Carnival organisers, the local authorities of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council and Westminster City Council to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for those visiting the celebration.
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.
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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