74 police officers injured in Notting Hill Carnival as 21-year-old rapper stabbed to death

The police have confirmed that a total of 441 people were stopped and searched across two days

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74 police officers were left injured during incidents at Notting Hill Carnival as a 21-year-old rapper was stabbed to death.

The police have confirmed that a total of 441 people were stopped and searched across two days, while seven reported stabbings occurred on Monday evening, six of which resulting in fatal injuries.

The 21-year-old who lost his life as a result of a stabbing at the event has been named as Takayo Nembhard, who was was stabbed in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover on Monday.

Dr Alison Heydari, Commander of Local Policing, said:“Officers from across the Met have been working tirelessly over the past two days to ensure that all those who came to Notting Hill Carnival could enjoy the experience safely.

“It was the culmination of months of close coordination with the organisers, our local authority and emergency service partners and the community.

Carnival-goers are seen enjoying the event in London.
Carnival-goers are seen enjoying the event in London.

“The atmosphere over the past two days has been largely positive and good natured as Carnival should be.

“Regrettably, on Monday evening we saw a number of violent incidents and a 21-year-old man has lost his life.

Takayo Nembhard was stabbed during Notting Hill Carnival.
Takayo Nembhard was stabbed during Notting Hill Carnival.

“Our thoughts are with his family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.

“A murder investigation is under way, led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

“They will pursue every possible line of enquiry to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

“There were hundreds of people in the immediate vicinity when this incident took place.

“I would urge anyone who saw anything, who has video footage or who has any other information that could assist officers, to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact the police directly on 101 providing the reference 7478/29AUG.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.