Metropolitan Police face backlash after linking heroin seizure in Catford to Notting Hill Carnival

Some Twitter users have called out the Metropolitan Police this morning (22 August) after they linked a heroin seizure in Catford to Notting Hill Carnival.

In a tweet, the official account for the Met wrote, “In the run up to #NottingHillCarnival, officers have this morning seized what is believed to be a kilo of uncut heroin in #Catford”

They’ve since faced backlash from followers arguing that the link made is tenuous with one user posting, “Catford is about 12 miles away from Notting Hill, in a different borough and takes about an hour to get to on the tube? So the link is?”

The news comes as part of the “pre-Notting Hill Carnival police raids” which The Guardian reported on here.

Read the Met’s tweet and a selection of responses below. Notting Hill Carnival runs from Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August.

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