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Notting Hill Carnival: More than 350 arrested over two days

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Image caption Police were given additional stop and search powers during the event on Monday

More than 350 people were arrested across both days of the Notting Hill Carnival, the Met Police has said.

A Section 60 order, giving police additional stop and search powers, was enforced on Monday after reports of "incidents of violence".

Thirty officers suffered minor injuries at the event, with 37 people held for assaults on police.

Cdr Dave Musker said he was "happy" with how Carnival went but "extremely disappointed" by the attacks.

"Officers put themselves on the frontline and should, under no circumstance be assaulted for protecting the public," Cdr Musker, who was the Met's lead officer for the event, said.

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Image caption More than one million people were expected to attend the two days

By 22:00 BST on Monday, 353 arrests had been made with 111 on Sunday and 242 on the second day of the event.

The majority - some 162 - were for drugs, while 34 were for possession of offensive weapons, 31 for public order offences and 10 for sexual attacks.

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Image caption DJs played sets from numerous sound systems across the area

An additional 30 arrests related to the event were made by British Transport Police on London's transport network.

A Section 60 order had been authorised for specific stations, lines, and trains on Monday "to protect the travelling public and prevent serious violence", the force said.

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Image caption Record temperatures were recorded on both days of the event

More than one million people attended the festivities as record temperatures were recorded in west London.

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