Not­ting Hill now a ‘Hills­bor­ough’ risk

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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.

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