Stormzy Slams Met Police Over Notting Hill Carnival Tweet

23 August 2017, 14:56

Stormzy Glastonbury

Stormzy was furious with the police on Twitter.

Stormzy has hit out at the Metropolitan Police a controversial tweet about the Notting Hill Carnival. 

The outspoken Grime MC accused the police of only targeting “black events” after they carried out several dawn raids in the run up to this year’s event.

The official Metropolitan police twitter account posted a picture of drugs rapped in cling-film alongside the caption: “In the run up to #NottingHillCarnival , officers have this morning seized what is believed to be a kilo of uncut heroin in #Catford" 

Stormzy then retweeted the post to his 907k followers and fired back: “How many drugs did you lot seize in the run up to Glastonbury or we only doing tweets like this for black events?"

The tweet then sparked a debate on Twitter about people being searched for drugs at music festivals. 

The police carried out a series of raids across London in the lead up to the event, reportedly arresting 290 arrests for a range of offenses.

Chief Superintendent Robyn Williams, the force's spokesperson for Notting Hill Carnival, said: "Our officers have been proactive and focused on tackling serious violence and knife crime across London.

"Today's operation is aimed at ensuring that those who intend to cause trouble at carnival are prohibited from doing so.

"We are committed to ensuring that carnival remains a safe, vibrant and enjoyable event; troublemakers are not welcome. We will be uncompromising in our operations to keep our communities safe and secure.

"People can expect to see operational activity right up until, and throughout the Bank Holiday weekend."

Meanwhile, Stormzy also spoke out after the police reportedly broke down his front door in the search for a burglar.

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