At least 22 arrested by transport police at Notting Hill Carnival

British Transport Police (BTP) arrested 22 people on Monday during London’s Notting Hill Carnival for alleged offences including assaulting emergency workers and possessing a weapon.

Tyreece Springer, 19, of Manbrough Avenue, East Ham, has been charged with obstructing a search and assaulting an emergency worker at Stratford Station on Monday morning, BTP said.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly possessing a bladed article after being stopped and searched at Stratford.

Carl Lee, 28, of Falcon Avenue, Grays, was stopped at Notting Hill Gate Station on Sunday and later charged with possessing pepper spray, assaulting an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly.

Lee will appear in court on Tuesday morning.

The officer he allegedly assaulted has returned to work after being released from hospital.

Police were given extra stop and search powers for the duration of the carnival via a section 60 order.

Assistant chief constable Robin Smith: “Authorising a Section 60 is never a decision that is taken lightly, but as a result of these powers four dangerous weapons have been removed from the network today.

“There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to be carrying an offensive weapon and thankfully, as a result of our officer’s diligence, these offenders spent the day in police custody rather than at Carnival.

“I have no doubt the area was a much safer place as a result and I would like to assure everyone they will be dealt with robustly.”

Mr Smith said revellers could expect to see a “high visibility presence” of officers into the early hours of Tuesday as the carnival concluded.

“I would ask anyone to report any concerns to us and text us on 61016 if you need us at all tonight.”

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