Knife Arches Will Be Set Up At Notting Hill Carnival As Acid Attack Threats Appear On Social Media

Knife arches are being installed at Notting Hill Carnival for the first time after a wave of violent crime in the capital.

The metal detection systems will be placed at “strategic points” along the route of the west London street party, though the Metropolitan Police did not disclose where.

It is hoped the “tried and tested” method will put off those planning to arm themselves with knives and offensive weapons but not everybody will be expected to pass through them, according to the Met.

The news comes after threats of acid attacks were reportedly circulating on social media.

According to The Sun, Snapchat posts have been warning people will be “splashed with acid”. The veracity of the posts is not known, but have been enough to put some people off attending the event.

One person who posted screenhots of the threats on Twitter said: “This shit isn’t even funny!!! I’m happily staying at home, ppl are honestly too immature.”

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