British Police arrest 300 people, seize almost 200 knives and drugs in raids across London ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) together with the City of London Police and the British Transport Police on Tuesday revealed they have arrested more than 300 people, and at least 26 in a series of dawn raids, ahead of the 2017 Notting Hill Carnival.

Nine addresses in Lewisham, south-east London, were searched and 13 arrests made early on Tuesday morning in a planned, intelligence-led operation, according to officials.

The police carried out a raid across the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

In one of the 21 searched homes, police discovered cocaine with an estimated street value of £60,000, along with multiple bags of powder thought to be heroin and arrested 18 people.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) together with the City of London Police and the British Transport Police on Tuesday revealed they have arrested more than 300 people, and at least 26 in a series of dawn raids, ahead of the 2017 Notting Hill Carnival.

Nine addresses in Lewisham, south-east London, were searched and 13 arrests made early on Tuesday morning in a planned, intelligence-led operation, according to officials.

The police carried out a raid across the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

In one of the 21 searched homes, police discovered cocaine with an estimated street value of £60,000, along with multiple bags of powder thought to be heroin and arrested 18 people.

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