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Section 60 Order put in place on last day of Carnival

A murder and other serious stabbing incidents marred the last day of the street event.

A 21 year old man, who has since been named as Takayo Nembhard, has died after he was stabbed at the Notting Hill carnival on its final evening.

The victim was a rapper (TKorStretch) from Bristol and was visiting the carnival with his sister and friends.

At around 8pm yesterday, officers became aware of the stabbing which took place in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover.

Officers provided first aid to the victim until the paramedics arrived.

The Met said: ““They were able to extract him through significant crowds in challenging circumstances to a waiting ambulance.

“He was taken to a west London hospital where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was pronounced dead.

“His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”

“A number of violent incidents and serious stabbings” prompted a s.60 order to be put in place until 1am this morning.

209 arrests had been made by early Tuesday – including 46 for assault, 36 for possession of drugs, 33 for possession of an offensive weapon, 27 public order offences and eight sexual assaults.

Sandown, a police horse also died during the events – having collapsed while on duty on Sunday. A post-mortem is currently underway.

The 14 year-old chesnut gelding had policed “all types of events”, including football fixtures, across London during his seven years’ of service.

Dr Alison Heydari, Commander of Local Policing, said early on Tuesday: “Officers from across the Met have been working tirelessly over the past two days to ensure that all those who came to Notting Hill Carnival could enjoy the experience safely.

“It was the culmination of months of close coordination with the organisers, our local authority and emergency service partners and the community.

“The atmosphere over the past two days has been largely positive and good natured as carnival should be.

“Regrettably, on Monday evening we saw a number of violent incidents and a 21-year-old man has lost his life."

A murder investigation is now underway – led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

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