Man dies following stabbing at Notting Hill Carnival in night full of ‘violence’

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A man has died after getting stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival, according to a statement by the Metropolitan Police.

Despite being given first aid and subsequently rushed to a West London hospital, the victim – a 21-year-old man – was pronounced dead as his next of kin has been contacted.

According to the statement, officers became aware of the stabbing at 8pm on August 29 in Ladbroke Grove.

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Alongside the death of the 21-year-old man, the Met Police said "serious stabbings" have occurred on the streets of London as they've announced a murder investigation is currently underway.

Dr Alison Heydari, Commander of Local Policing, said this morning: "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."

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