More than 1,500 riot police were attacked with missiles as they encircled 180 youths who planned violence at the Notting Hill Carnival.
Scenes turned nasty outside the Oval cricket ground in south London as the pre-emptive swoop took place and running street battles started. At least one police officer was reportedly left bloodied and injured.
Police had been tipped off that the group were planning to cause trouble.
Last night, officers wearing riot gear were also deployed to deal with a group that had been causing trouble in Ladbroke Grove for more than two hours, Scotland Yard said.
Chief Insp Jo Edwards said: “Whilst thousands of people came to join in with the fun and spectacle of carnival, once again the event ended with a small minority of people determined to fight and cause trouble.
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You know what? The police should have beat the living daylights out of every single one of those low life savage beasts. They would have deserved it!