Notting Hill Carnival ‘nearly became a crush tragedy on the scale of Hillsborough’ this year

Notting Hill Carnival came close to a disaster along the scale of the Hillsborough tragedy on at least two occasions this year, police have claimed.

At one point officers were forced to dive into crowds and rescue children and people in Ladbroke Grove who were at risk of being crushed.

On other occasions safety barriers collapsed in All Saints Road under the weight of crowds and people were thrown forward, raising fears that people in the front would be suffocated.

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November 4th, 2016

Grenfell Tower

I am absolutely devastated by this dreadful fire, as we all are. I have visited the local voluntary centres on a number of occasions in order to help as I know have many of you. The community’s response has been amazing.

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