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Notting Hill Carnival revellers take to the streets

The weather may not be great but that it has not deterred revellers in London's Notting Hill enjoying Europe's biggest street party.

An estimated one million people expected to attend the two-day event over the Bank Holiday.

A young girl on a carnival float tricycle during the Notting Hill Carnival. Credit: PA
Two policemen take their helmets off and let revellers try them on for size. Credit: PA Wire
Men in Black: Partygoers covered in black paint enjoy the carnival atmosphere Credit: PA
A dancer is a flamboyant costume takes part in the carnival parade Credit: PA

Police officers assaulted at Notting Hill Carnival

Two police officers was hurt as violence overshadowed the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Police reported a spate of violent incidents at the Carnival. Credit: Laura Lean/PA Wire

A male PC, 33, was taken to hospital after being attacked during the event in West London, having been alerted to suspected drug dealing.

He was found in Lancaster Road at the junction with St Luke's Road at around 3.15pm yesterday with injuries to the head and torso, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile colleagues came under attack when they came to help him, and a 35-year-old female officer suffered injuries to her torso. She was taken to hospital but released yesterday, Scotland Yard said.

A man has been arrested for affray.

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