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.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 22, 2017
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?
— tariq. (@tariqkhnn) August 22, 2017
1) What does Catford have to do with Notting Hill? 2) Do you honestly think heroin would be a carnival-goer’s drug of choice?
— Will Pritchard (@Hedmuk) August 22, 2017
— caulibroc (@caulibroc) August 22, 2017
what does this have to do with the carnival? oh, i see what you’re doing.
— 🆑 (@schmrn) August 22, 2017
— 🕊 (@jasonosamede) August 22, 2017
Hashtagging Notting Hill Carnival when there’s NO CORRELATION between the event and this incident. You’re Reaching.
— Young Gambino (@EnClaudeNeuf) August 22, 2017