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Friday, 26 August 2011

London’s police are bracing themselves for more riots at Notting Hill Carnival

The British Police say they will be deploying thousands of extra officers to maintain law and order at the Notting Hill Carnival following intelligence suggesting gangs want to create trouble there which might spiral into riots.

The Met said this Friday it has already arrested 40 people in raids ahead of the event, which celebrates Caribbean culture and features elaborate floats and processions of brightly dressed Calypso dancers.

Scotland Yard says there will be over 6000 officers on duty in London's Notting Hill on Sunday and 6500 on Monday, the main day of the carnival, The London remains on edge after four nights of rioting and looting this month left the capital reeling, amid questions whether the initial police response was adequate.

British Police say that their intelligence suggests gangs want to come to the Carnival "and create trouble."

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