At least Seven Officers from London’s Metropolitan Police have been injured as they attempted to shut down and Unlicensed music event in Hammersmith and Fulham.
Officers attempted to engage the crowd in order to get them to leave the location, but the group became hostile. Several items were thrown at police, who then “retreated in order to regroup” according to the Met.
After this, specially trained public order officers entered the estate to disperse the group. They were also met with hostility and violence.
A Dispersal Zone has been authorised under s35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and a s60 order is now in place.
All those in attendance had been dispersed by around 01:15hrs and there have been no arrests at this time.
DAC Laurence Taylor said: “Officers have responded to residents complaining about a large gathering, noise, anti-social behaviour and violence.
“These gatherings are illegal and also pose a risk to public health.
“The violence shown towards officers this evening was totally unacceptable and we will not tolerate it in any form. Officers encountered bricks and other missiles being thrown at them. Our robust police response demonstrated that we will police incidents like these firmly and stop those intent on causing harm or disruption to our communities.”
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