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Machete, flick knives and knuckle dusters seized at Notting Hill Carnival

Police have already charged 50 people and expect this number to increase

A selection of knives, including a machete, seized by police during this year's Notting Hill Carnival

Police have released images of some of the knives they seized during this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.

The stash, which includes a machete, was displayed at New Scotland Yard on Tuesday (September 8).

And police said more weapons are still undergoing forensic examination, and that it expects to add to its tally of charging 50 people.

Detective Superintendent Simon Messinger, the Met’s lead for crime at the Notting Hill Carnival, said: “These weapons give a snapshot of the range of weapons officers recovered over the Bank Holiday weekend and show what our officers face in policing today.

“Over 40 weapons were seized in total - including a machete, lock knives, knuckle dusters, flick knives and rigid batons. There are still a number of weapons we have yet to put through forensic examination, so we expect further arrests to be made.

“The weapons were seized through proactive policing operations, stop and searches, and weapon sweeps of parks and gardens, all within the footprint of Carnival.

“Those carrying the weapons range in age from 14 years to adults. Fifty-seven people were arrested over the Carnival weekend. Of those, 50 have been charged.

“Tackling knife crime remains a priority for the MPS - we will continue to do we can to take weapons off the streets.”

During the carnival, a police officer was stabbed and received hospital treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

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