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.

Evening Standard