Three Officers Hurt After Fireworks Thrown At Police In Vauxhall

1 August 2017, 07:28

Officers Hurt As Fireworks Thrown At Police In Vauxhall

Officers Hurt As Fireworks Thrown At Police In Vauxhall

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Three officers have been injured after fireworks and bottles were thrown at police as they tried to break up a large street party in south London.

Officers were called to Vauxhall at around midnight following reports of people seen with guns and knives.

Two women were also hit by a car before police arrived.

The afthermath of the disturbances in Vauxhall
The afthermath of the disturbances in Vauxhall

LBC's Rachael Venables visited the scene and said: "The area is littered with rocks, broken bottles and even smashed plant pots this morning after they and fireworks were hurled at police.

"Three police officers have minor injuries and eight people have been arrested."

Three officers were hurt following the disturbances in south London
Three officers were hurt following the disturbances in south London

One local resident told LBC what he saw: "My wife woke me up. There was a big fight with people running up and down.

"The fireworks - they do that all the time. The police are afraid of them."

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