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.”

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