London Mayor Sadiq Khan previously criticised illegal mass gatherings in the city, stating they are “deeply irresponsible and risk others’ lives” amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, while Home Secretary Priti Patel condemned the violence against officers, describing it as “utterly vile scenes”.
Police officers were attacked while attempting to disperse unlicensed music event, held in west London. According to the authorities, the incident occurred near Colville Gardens. Kensington and Chelsea police have commented on the altercation on their official Twitter page.
The news comes just a day after 22 police officers were hurt during trouble at another unauthorised music event in the southern part of the British capital.