Fifteen people are arrested after a female PC is hit in the head while police clashed with a gang of young people in a quiet resort
- Officers were called after reports of a man damaging a car in Shoreham, Sussex
- On arrival, a large group of young people became ‘aggressive’ towards them
- Thirteen were arrested for violent disorder and ill-treatment of aid workers
Fifteen people were arrested after a female PC was hit in the head when police collided with a gang of young people in a quiet resort.
Officers were called on Saturday at about 10:30 pm for reports of a man who damaged a car in Shoreham, West Sussex.
Police initially tried to arrest a suspect in the Upper Shoreham Road incident, but a “large group of young people descended on the area.”
The arrests were made for crimes including assaulting a rescuer and violent disorder.
All detainees have been taken into custody, Sussex police said, and an eviction notice has been issued for downtown Shoreham until midnight Monday, to prevent large groups of youth from gathering in the area.
Police were called to a street in Shoreham, Sussex after reports of a man damaging a car
Officers tried to arrest a suspect, but a ‘large group of young people descended on the area’
Last night also saw illegal raves in London where the police dispersed a large gathering at South Norwood Country Park.
Another large gathering at Burgess Park in Camberwell, south-east London, used officers and a helicopter to disperse ravers.
Police started a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death on the Black Prince Estate in Kennington, South London, shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, where a 30-year-old man was found with stab wounds.
The London Ambulance Service was also present, but despite the efforts of paramedics and police, the man died on the spot.
His family has been informed and a post-mortem examination will be organized in due course.
Shortly afterwards, a 26-year-old man brought himself to the hospital with stab wounds, which the police said had been sustained in the same incident.
His injuries have been assessed as not life threatening. No arrests have been made.
There were also reports of a stabbing in west Norwood with police and an ambulance on site.
The disorder comes after London was rocked by three stabbing in 10 hours, as blood poured into the streets of the capital after the closure eased.
The arrests were made for crimes including assaulting a rescuer and violent disorder
In separate attacks on Friday, a young man was killed in Poplar, a police officer beaten in Hendon, and another man continued to fight for his life after attacking Haringey.
Police were called to Alexia Square, Poplar in East London shortly after 6:00 pm and found a man believed to be in the late teens or early twenties with stab wounds.
Despite emergency services providing first aid, the man was pronounced dead on the spot.
A second man, believed to be in the late teens, was rushed to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.
The attack came less than five hours after a police officer was stabbed in pursuit of a man suspected of having a knife.
Scotland Yard said the officers were called at around 1.15pm to report that a man had a knife in Hendon Way, northwest London.
After tracking down the suspect, the man fled from officers who had chased and one was stabbed in the arm, the force added.
The man was subsequently arrested and arrested on suspicion of serious bodily harm, he added.
Police said the man was also taken to hospital as a precaution.
Later, at about 10:40 AM on Friday, another man was beaten with a knife in Westbury Avenue, Haringey.
The 23-year-old has been taken to hospital where his condition has been assessed as critical.
There has been no arrest at this stage.