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London chaos: Police ramp up patrols across London to stamp out illegal raves

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This comes after more than twenty officers sustained injuries and their cars were damaged as police attended an illegal street party in Brixton on Wednesday night.

Officers have decided to bolster the force on the streets of London to deal effectively with any further disorder.

Police have revealed they will continue to provide support to communities and act on emergency calls.

But the force has condemned the violence and revealed they “will not tolerate” any further cases similar to Wednesday night.

Commander Bas Javid explained that the Police’s only aim was to keep the public safe in a difficult time.

Mr Javid said: “We remain in a public health crisis and these unlicensed events are illegal.

“Our role is to keep our communities safe and this evening people can expect to see a heightened police presence out in areas where we know these events are taking place.

“This is in direct response to concerns expressed by our communities, many of whom were scared and shocked by the events taking place outside their homes.”

Mr Javid has supported officers with protective gear, alongside a dog support unit to help control any situations of the disorder.

He also added that the call to take action on these illegal gatherings would only benefit the community.

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Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, revealed that several officers were injured in the incident.

He said: “This is in direct response to concerns expressed by our communities, many of whom were scared and shocked by the events taking place outside their homes.”

“Absolutely shocking,” Mr Marsh added.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on Londoners to hold off the urge to hold or get involved in large gatherings.

Mr Khan said that large congregations during the coronavirus pandemic are “deeply irresponsible and risk other’s lives.”

He also reinforced the message that violence will “not be tolerated.”

Mr Khan said: “This is in direct response to concerns expressed by our communities, many of whom were scared and shocked by the events taking place outside their homes.

Violence against the police will not be tolerated”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel described the incident as “utterly vile scenes.”

Police revealed that crowds were disbanded in the early hours of Thursday.



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