Latest Information - Update 01 Sep 09:13


The Notting Hill Carnival has taken place over the bank holiday weekend and passed off relatively peacefully. The deployment of 6500 officers to the event in addition to around 4000 across the rest of London played a significant part in keeping the peace over the weekend.

The MPS made a total of 214 Notting Hill Carnival related arrests and a further 51 by British Transport Police. These arrest figures are consistent with previous year’s totals.

In our last few editions we have stated that the general picture across London is one of ‘business as usual’. This continues to be the case but as stated in the last edition we will not be complacent, especially as we have two significant events taking place over the next two weekends: possible activities by the English Defence League following the Home Secretary’s ban on marches through five east London boroughs (see page 2), and the funeral of Mark Duggan.

Disorder Arrests - Update

Operation Withern (the Met’s investigation into the disorder) continues to see outstanding suspects arrested. The latest information on arrests and charges is shown below:

·        2124 total arrests (adult: 1669 / juveniles: 455).

·        1221 people charged (adult: 958 / juveniles: 263)


We continue to work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that cases are processed as quickly as possible. A large number of people have appeared in court and while some have already been convicted and received prison sentences, many cases have been remanded to Crown Court.

On Tuesday 30 August detectives from Operation Withern released a further 31 images of people we would like to speak with in relation to recent disorder affecting parts of London.

Our priority is to bring to justice those who have committed violent and criminal acts. As the detailed and thorough investigation progresses we are issuing photographs of people who were in the vicinity of the disorder and who may be able to help officers with their enquiries.

The images relate to the looting and violent disorder in Haringey and Newham on 7-9 August.

Flickr is hosting the photos so that the public can help the Met identify those who committed violent and criminal acts on London's streets.

Anyone who recognises individuals in the photographs or has any information about the disorder or images or footage they would like to share should contact the investigation team on 020 8345 4142. Alternatively anyone can report crime and provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.