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Man critical after being stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival

A 20 year old man remains in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed during the Notting Hill Carnival.

It happened in Ladbroke Grove yesterday evening. The victim was stabbed in the back, in one of three separate serious incidents involving teenagers.

A 14-year-old boy was slashed with a sharp object in Golborne Gardens while a 16-year-old girl was also treated. Despite the incidents, police say celebrations in west London have been largely peaceful.

Three stabbing incidents at Notting Hill Carnival

Police say yesterday's festivities at Notting Hill Carnival were largely peaceful but a 20-year-old man was left in a serious condition after being stabbed in the back and buttocks in Ladbroke Grove.

In a separate incident, a 14-year-old boy was slashed with a sharp object in Golborne Gardens.

And a 16-year-old girl was also treated but discharged herself from hospital after sustaining what police described as a superficial leg wound in Wornington Road.

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Party atmosphere as Carnival begins

Exotic dancers, vibrant music and the smell of Caribbean food are livening up London today as Europe's biggest street festival hits the capital.

Thousands of people cheered Notting Hill Carnival's colourful procession through the sunny streets to the beat of steel drums and sound systems.

Lines of traditional floats and brightly costumed dancers paraded along the three-and-a-half mile route during the event which marks the carnival's 48th year.

The party atmosphere saw face-painted children and families dancing on the side-lines. Even police officers showed off their moves in front of the crowds.Today is the carnival's family day and children and young people travelled on many of the floats from schools, community groups and sports club.

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