Halloween riots erupt in London as police pelted with bottles trying to close down illegal rave

Trouble erupted on Halloween night in central London as hundreds of people attempted to get into a rave in Lambeth

After three hours at the scene police said the situation is “very much ongoing” as they deal with public disorder and criminal damage.

It is not yet clear how many people have been arrested. Four police officers have been treated at the scene for minor injuries.

WENNRiot police guard the streets after rioting started in Lambeth, London when an illegal Halloween rave was shut down
Trouble: Police guard the streets after rioting started in Lambeth, London when an illegal Halloween rave was shut down

Crowds first gathered on Black Prince Road at Albert Embankment, before dispersing down Lambeth Road on to Lambeth High Street and nearby Whitgift Street.

Police said they had posted officers at junctions to Whitgift Street to “to prevent any escalation” of the trouble.

But footage from the scene showed an angry mob throwing objects at police lines as they chanted “scum” and “pigs”.

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