Police have arrested seven people within 24 hours following a spate of illegal gatherings in London.
The arrests include two people in east London, who were carrying a “Rambo-style” knife and a gun between them.
Officers were called to the area at 4.50pm on Friday after local residents reported that a large group of people were setting up a sound system in Hoskins Close, Newham.
Three more people were arrested at an event in Third Avenue, near Kensal Green, on suspicion of violent disorder, a breach of Covid-19 health regulations and racially aggravated public order towards officers.
Another two people were arrested at the same event for attacks on officers – one for throwing a bar stool at an officer, who was uninjured, and the other for racially abusing an officer.
Two officers suffered injuries while policing the incidents but did not require hospital treatment.