Police attacked while clearing crowds at second illegal street party in London.
Objects were hurled at officers sent to disperse crowds at an unlicensed music event in Colville Gardens, Notting Hill, Scotland Yard said.
No serious injuries were reported, but Metropolitan Police have warned that any violence ‘will not be tolerated’.
The force tweeted: ‘Those present in area of Colville Gdns W11 dispersed by around 2am. No confirmed reports of serious injury.
‘As prev tweeted, objects were thrown at officers. Such behaviour and any violent acts will not be tolerated. However, thanks to those who co-operated + engaged with police’.
Scotland Yard launched an ‘enhanced policing operation across London’ last night after reports of other unlicensed music events, block parties and raves taking place.
Commander Bas Javid: ‘We remain in a public health crisis and these unlicensed events are illegal. Our role is to keep our communities safe and this evening people can expect to see a heightened police presence out in areas where we know these events are taking place.
‘This is in direct response to concerns expressed by our communities, many of whom were scared and shocked by the events taking place outside their homes.
‘We have taken the decision to deploy these additional officers in enhanced personal protective equipment.
‘We want to reassure communities that this is as a precautionary measure for the safety of our officers, and they will continue to engage with the communities they police.’
It comes after shocking footage of a violent street party in Brixton, south London, emerged on Thursday.
Twenty-two officers were injured and police vehicles damaged after the force tried to encourage crowds to leave but they refused.
The scenes were condemned by Home Secretary Priti Patel as ‘utterly vile’, with reports claiming she had demanded to see Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.
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