Fears of MORE riots and violence towards cops as another Brixton-style 'street party' planned

THERE are fears of fresh disorder at another London street party this weekend.

Police have warned revellers to stay away from Hackney, East London ahead of a potential unlicensed music event.

It comes after 22 police officers were injured by mobs when violence flared at a bloc party in Brixton, South London last night.

Cops have slapped a 48-hour dispersal zone over Hoxton in Hackney from midday tomorrow.

The order will allow officers to disperse rowdy partygoers causing anti-social behaviour.

Police yesterday placed another dispersal order over an unlicensed event in Hackney, which expired at midday today.

BRIXTON VIOLENCE

Last night, two police officers needed hospital treatment after being called to reports of a "large unlicensed music" in Brixton.

A thug was filmed brandishing a sword at police while others smashed up a patrol car overnight.

Officers were forced to back away from screaming crowds pelting missiles at them as the street party turned into a riot.

Hundreds of people were seen on the streets with cops issuing a section 60 dispersal order in an attempt to stop the violence.

The Met Police Federation said: "Police officers are not punchbags.

"This violence is despicable. We wish our injured colleagues all well."



Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: "No one expects this level of violence and hostility to just erupt at the speed it does towards police. It's horrendous

"We are rufty-tufty and can deal with violent disorder but it's not pleasant and it's not nice to have to go somewhere where someone wants to try and kill you."

Footage from last night has emerged showing how one thug even appeared to brandish a blade at officers in the terrifying scenes.

Others were filmed screaming as two youths climbed on top of a cop car and started to smash it with a bat.

Footage later showed a cop car with a broken windscreen left on the side of the road as the riots descended into chaos.

The string of videos from last night also show a group of cops having to back away from youths as they storm towards them throwing objects.

In a clip, a person can be heard saying: "They have run the police out of here."

And shocking videos uploaded to social media even appeared to show people involved in a terrifying knife fight.

Home Secretary Priti Patel slammed the violence as "utterly vile".

She said: "Just last weekend, the whole country came together to praise our heroic police officers for putting their own lives on the line to keep us safe. I'll be picking up with the Met Commissioner immediately."




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