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Seven police hurt in violence at London music event

Those at Friday’s event became violent and threw projectiles at police as they entered an estate at Havelock Close in West London, the police said in a statement.

FILE: Police officers guard a cordon, set up on Streatham High Road, at the junction of Prentis Road, in south London on 2 February 2020. Picture: AFP

LONDON - Seven police officials were injured in violence at an unlicenced musical event in the British capital as they sought to break up a crowd that posed a risk to public health during the coronavirus pandemic, police said on Saturday.

Those at Friday’s event became violent and threw projectiles at police as they entered an estate at Havelock Close in West London, the police said in a statement.

“Officers encountered bricks and other missiles being thrown at them,” police said, adding that the gathering was eventually dispersed with no arrests.

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