Metropolitan police officers were quick to wade into busy crowds after a fight broke out during Notting Hill Carnival , on what was a record year for arrests at the event.

Visitors dancing to music at the annual event, which draws in some two million people, were pushed roughly aside as a brawl kicked off on the day of the finale (Monday August 29) in Ladbroke Grove .

Amy Ford who stood in the crowd at the time, told getwestlondon: "It was a great atmosphere, everyone was drinking, dancing, and then out of nowhere, people began pushing aggresively.

"Two men started grabbing at each other and it took a nasty turn in the crowd as everyone started pushing and shoving.

"Someone threw a glass bottle which caught my shoulder - but luckily, before it could get any worse, police moved into the area and it died down."

Police swarm into the Ladbroke Grove area after a fight breaks out in the crowd

The 2016 event was the 50th anniversary of the carnival and the Met confirmed has been the year of the highest number of arrests being made, largely due to alleged drugs possession.

Police made over 450 arrests over the bank holiday weekend, topping 407 from 2015, with 90 being for alleged possession of points and blades.

169 arrests were made due to the alleged possession of drugs and under the new Psychoactive Substances Act related to nitrous oxide, 38 arrests were made .

Meanwhile, 40 arrests were made for alleged public order offences and 25 arrests were made on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

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Sunday saw five people stabbed on the streets , marring the family day, leading to the arrest of a 14-year-old boy, held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a 15-year-old was stabbed.

6,000 police officers were deployed on Sunday and 7,000 on Monday in the Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove area to man the festival, with new technology being used to scan faces as the Met crackdown on crime at the second biggest carnival procession in the world.

Deputy head of training, Supt Robyn at the Met Police, told visitors to the carnival: "We need you to be safe.

"Do not bring valuables and follow the instructions of police and staff at the carvival."

Watch a lighter moment from the carnival as police officer is left flustered by twerking women

Video thumbnail, Twerking PC at Notting Hill Carnival
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