Riot police dispatched after officers attacked at London's South Bank

There was a large presence on London’s South Bank that evening (Saturday June 12) after officials were attacked.

Met police said a “large group” had started throwing objects at officers while they were patrolling the area.

The attack resulted in officers calling back and the area soon being flooded by dozens of police officers.

Officials from the Territorial Support Group, Dog Units, and the Met Police all attended. Police helicopters have also been deployed in the area.

An s35 distribution order was put in place to remove people from the area.

During the evening, the Met police confirmed that they had arrested a person on suspicion of violent incident.

A Met Police spokesman said, “Just before 9:00 p.m. on Saturday the 12th.

“Additional officers, including the Territorial Support Group, Dog Units, and the National Police Air Service, attended.

“One person was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

“The officers stay in the area.

“An s35 distribution arrangement is in place.”


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