Police officer and two others stabbed during water fight in London's Hyde Park

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A police officer was among three people who were stabbed when a water fight in central London turned ugly.

A large crowd gathered for the spontaneous water fight in Hyde Park as temperatures soared on Tuesday, but became hostile towards officers as the evening wore on.

 Twitter feed of @DanielSimms9 of a police van in Hyde Park, London, as two police officers have been injured after a large crowd who gathered for a water fight became violent.
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Police who had been monitoring the crowds near the historic Serpentine lake from 3pm were pelted with missiles including bottles, one of which injured an officer.

Scotland Yard said both officers were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, although they were not life-threatening.

Two people who were not identified by police were stabbed when violence flared at around 8.40pm. Police said both were taken to hospital where one received treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The condition of the second victim is not known.

 Twitter feed of @issavoice of police in Hyde Park, London, as two police officers have been injured after a large crowd who gathered for a water fight became violent.
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Police units moved in to disperse the crowds and the operation lasted into the early hours of Wednesday.

Scotland Yard said no arrests had been made and appealed for witnesses with information to call police in Westminster via 101.

They added that the crowds had been dispersed by 2.20am on Wednesday.

To give information anonymously, witnesses can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.