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Boy, 15, is one of SIX people stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival as police arrest 100 for carrying drugs and knives and 71 revellers are taken to hospital

The Notting Hill Carnival began yesterday with colourful and messy J’ouvert parade – a Caribbean tradition

Revellers took to streets, throwing paint, mud, chocolate or powder at each other while dancing to music

But the stabbing of six people in series of knife attacks overshadowed first day of the carnival spectacular

Millions of people turned out and police had arrested 105 people – including 74 for drug offences

London Ambulance Service had a busy day treating 411 patients and taking 71 ‘revellers’ to hospital


29 August 2016

Police and paramedics were challenged to keep the peace at Notting Hill Carnival yesterday as six people were stabbed and more than 100 arrested for carrying drugs and knives.

Festival organisers will hope for a better day two after yesterday’s logistical nightmare for medics tasked with treating 411 patients and taking 71 to hospital.

Officers arrested 105 people – including 24 for carrying a knife and 74 for possessing drugs – at the biggest festival in Europe.

They attended five stabbings involving six males. A 15-year-old boy was in a critical condition after he was stabbed in Wornington Road but police now say he has stabilised. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

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