Notting Hill Carnival 2022: Man, 21, dies after stabbing as police make 200 arrests at event

The tragedy happened as police revealed more than 200 people had been arrested for a range of offences during the event.
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A 21-year-man has died after being stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival.

The tragedy happened as police revealed more than 200 people had been arrested for a range of offences during the event.

Police arrested over 200 people over Notting Hill Carnival weekendPolice arrested over 200 people over Notting Hill Carnival weekend
Police arrested over 200 people over Notting Hill Carnival weekend

Police had to pull the victim out of a huge crowd and provide emergency first aid until paramedics arrived.

The victim was stabbed in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover at 8pm on Monday.

He was taken to a west London hospital where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was pronounced dead.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

So far no one has been arrested over the murder.

A Section 60 order is in place within the Notting Hill Carnival footprint & borders. A Section 60 order is in place within the Notting Hill Carnival footprint & borders.
A Section 60 order is in place within the Notting Hill Carnival footprint & borders.

The force said “a number of violent incidents and serious stabbings” prompted a section 60 order to be put in place until 1am on Tuesday within the event’s borders.

This allows officers to stop and search anyone in a specific area, without needing reasonable grounds.

Dr Alison Heydari, commander of local policing, said: "The atmosphere over the past two days has been largely positive and good natured as Carnival should be.

"Regrettably, on Monday evening we saw a number of violent incidents and a 21-year-old man has lost his life.

"Our thoughts are with his family as they come to terms with their terrible loss."

She said homicide detectives would pursue every possible line of inquiry to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

It is estimated that around one million people attended Notting Hill Carnival 2022It is estimated that around one million people attended Notting Hill Carnival 2022
It is estimated that around one million people attended Notting Hill Carnival 2022

It is estimated that around one million people attended the carnival, the first in full since the pandemic, which had around 50,000 performers over the three days.

Police said 209 arrests had been made by early Tuesday, including 46 for assault, 36 for possession of drugs, 33 for possession of an offensive weapon, 27 public order offences and eight sexual assaults.

There were 35 arrests the force labelled “other”, 10 for possession of psychoactive substances, seven for drink/drug driving, five for criminal damage and one each for theft and robbery.

Police Horse Sandown sadly died after collapsing while on duty at the carnival on Sunday.Police Horse Sandown sadly died after collapsing while on duty at the carnival on Sunday.
Police Horse Sandown sadly died after collapsing while on duty at the carnival on Sunday.

The force earlier paid tribute to one of its most experienced and “affectionate” horses that died after collapsing while on duty at the carnival on Sunday.

Police Horse Sandown, a 14-year-old chestnut gelding, had policed “all types of events” across London during his seven years of service since being presented to the force in 2015.

There was also a birth at the carnival although it is not known if the mother was a local resident or visiting the spectacle.

A London Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.45pm on Sunday August 28 to reports of a person in labour within the footprint of Notting Hill Carnival.

“We treated an adult and baby at the scene and took them to hospital as a priority.”

Anyone with information can contact the police directly on 101 providing the reference 7478/29AUG. Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.