Notting Hill now a ‘Hillsborough’ risk
NOTTING Hill Carnival risks mirroring a “Hillsborough-scale tragedy” unless overcrowding and crime issues are tackled, police have warned.
A report published by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee states the annual event has reached a “tipping point” and needs to be re-examined to ensure it remains safe.
With one million visitors packing streets during the west London event, one of the main risks is overcrowding.
Metropolitan Police Commander Dave Musker set out his concerns to the Police and Crime Committee in November, when he warned of the risk of “Hillsborough-scale tragedy”.
The report concluded it “would be foolish to ignore” such comments.