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Police in brief

Issue No. 2263

The police are yet again using the run-up to the Notting Hill Carnival as an excuse to harass black people.

More than 97 people have been arrested so far in the Met police’s “Operation Razorback”.

Chief Inspector Chris Allmey of the Territorial Support Group said it was the start of “four weeks of intense activity targeted at preventing troublemakers from getting anywhere near Carnival”.

But if he wants to keep “troublemakers” away from the event, he’d be better off starting with his own officers.

•Jonnie Marbles, the comedian and protester who threw a foam pie in Rupert Murdoch’s face, has been convicted of assaulting the media baron. Disgracefully he was sentenced to six weeks in prison on Tuesday.

•Police have arrested another seven people over a party in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on the day of the royal wedding in April.

There were 22 arrests at the time. The republican‑tinged bash ended in a near-riot after police attacked it.


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Tue 2 Aug 2011, 17:38 BST
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