Lad slashed with blade during Notting Hill Carnival family day fun

10:23 27 August 2012

A policeman with paint on his face at  the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 26, 2012. Lines of traditional floats and brightly costumed dancers paraded along the three-and-a-half mile route during the event which marks the carnival

A policeman with paint on his face at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 26, 2012. 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. See PA story SOCIAL Carnival. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A teenager was slashed with a blade in the most serious incident during day one of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Metropolitan Police said the incident happened in Golbourne Gardens in Kensington at around 5.15pm yesterday (Saturday).

Officers made 96 arrests during the course of family day at Europe’s biggest street carnival - mainly for drug and public order offences as well as robbery and assault.

London ambulance crews treated 67 people during the day for a variety of complaints.

Today (Sunday) sees an extra 2,000 police officers deployed. Around 7,000 will patrol the carnival with stop and search powers.

Commander Christine Jones warned revellers to look after their valuables: “Mobile phones, especially expensive ones, are a glittering prize for thieves,” she said.

“Don’t give them a head start by displaying them openly and only use them if it’s absolutely necessary. Pick up one of our maps instead and pre arrange meeting points with family and friends.”

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Brits’ Critics Choice winner Sam Smith is up for four Mobos at this year’s ceremony.

Read more

Scientists have been unable to decide what the definition of a planet is so there’s a question mark over whether Pluto makes the cut.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

(Photo by Ben Horton/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds Hollywood)

If there’s one thing that can change Londoners from nice, normal people into superhumans capable of extreme levels of rage and passive aggression, it’s the descent below-ground.

Read more
Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more
Do you know your Thames truths from the porkie pies? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

So, you live (or work) in London, and you think you know the river well.

Read more