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‘Probably saved a life tonight’ – police seize huge knives as 400 people attend street party in Lower Clapton

PUBLISHED: 17:22 28 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 28 May 2018

Police found these knives hidden around Gilpin Square during the huge party. Picture: @MetTaskforce

Police found these knives hidden around Gilpin Square during the huge party. Picture: @MetTaskforce

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Police officers discovered a host of deadly weapons hidden around Gilpin Square after being called to deal with a huge street party last night.

Officers said the Territorial Support Group had “probably saved a life” after seizing four huge knives from the Lower Clapton square where up to 400 people had gathered for a Bank Holiday party.

They said they were there to “keep the peace” rather than shut down the event, which finished at about 3am.


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