Moment knife thugs armed with huge machetes brawl in street in front of crowds of revellers at Notting Hill carnival – with final day ‘marred by violence’ as eight are stabbed and police officer is sexually assaulted
Daily Mail says Shocking photographs show Notting Hill Carnival revellers armed with huge machetes in the street in front of crowds of people in broad daylight.
One image shows a young man appearing to approach a group of men while waving a large weapon in the air, as many stand back and watch.
The photographer said he found himself ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’ and claimed the ‘joyful atmosphere turned unexpectedly as an altercation broke out nearby, between two gangs with knives and a machete’.
Separate video footage also emerged today of a gang of youths, one holding a suspected machete, running down a west London street dressed in black and wearing balaclavas amid a violent end to the annual festival.