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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



Notting Hill Carnival Safety Tips

1) Meet friends before entering the Notting Hill Carnival area.

2) With so many people in the area, you may struggle to get mobile phone reception, so ensure you have a set meeting place in case you lose anyone.

3) Make sure you know how you are getting home before you arrive. A number of tube stations in the area are closed or exit only for much of the weekend.

4) Go with the flow of the crowd.

5) Don’t bring your valuables or wear expensive jewellery and don't carry too much cash.

6) Keep your belongings with you at all times.

7) Drink plenty of water.

8) Consider using a disposable camera, rather than an expensive camera.

9) If you see an unattended bag or package, report it immediately

10) Make sure you take a map with you

93 arrests made on first day of Notting Hill carnival

More than 6,000 police officers were on duty yesterday Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police say that 93 people were arrested at the Notting Hill carnival on Sunday.

There were 2 arrests for sexual assault, 1 for GBH and 9 for assaults on the police.

More than 6,000 officers were on duty yesterday, with more expected to police the event today.

Last year 98 people were arrested on the first day of the carnival.

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