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

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 - Credit: Archant

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.