A 21-year-old man died after being stabbed during the night of this Monday in the notting hill carnivalin west London, police said Tuesday.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police (Met, for its acronym in English) noted that the attack occurred in the area of Ladbroke Grove and that, despite the man receiving emergency first aid from officers, he died shortly after being admitted to a nearby hospital.
According to the statement, around 8:00 p.m. local time, officers noticed a man with a stab wound on the road. Ladbroke Groveunder an overpass. After providing the young man with emergency aid until the arrival of the paramedics, the Police managed to get him out through the crowds that roamed the streets celebrating the carnival. He was later transferred from an ambulance to an assistance center.
The same sources also reported that a total of 209 people They were arrested during the carnival, held between Saturday and Monday, for cases of assault and possession of drugs, as well as for disturbing public order.
“Met officials have been working tirelessly over the past few days to ensure that everyone who came to Notting Hill Carnival was able to enjoy the experience safely.”, said the agent Alison Heydari, in charge of the forces of order in this London neighborhood.
“It was the culmination of months of close coordination with the organisers, our local authority, the emergency services and the community. The mood in the last few days has been mostly positive,” Heydari added.
“Unfortunately on Monday night we saw a series of violent incidents and a 21 year old man lost his life“, said.
The carnival returned to the streets of Notting Hill for the first time since 2019, after it had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
This festival, considered the second carnival in the world after the one in Rio de Janeiro, it brought together music bands, dances, street food stalls and thousands of people.
This is not the only case that mourns a London family, last July the English police arrested two people for the stabbing murder of a little girl of nine years in Lincolnshire. The body was found in the street around 6:20 pm in the afternoon.
Lincolshire Police Superintendent Kate Anderson said police officers responded to the scene when they received the call at 6:20 p.m. In addition, she added that “a nine-year-old girl has sadly died as a result of what we believe to be a stab wound.”
He stressed that they had already arrested two people in relation to the incident. “We believe this is an isolated incident. We are following several lines of research and we have used many resources for it. More officers will be seen patrolling the area, and we have several specialist detectives hired to assist the investigation.”
(With information from EFE)
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