Man, 19, denies violent disorder as he appears in court over illegal Brixton street party after 27 police officers were injured in violent clashes- while three more are charged
- Arrests come after police shutdown party in Brixton, London, on Wednesday
- A total of 27 officers were injured in the clashes, while two were taken to hospital
- Two men, aged 19 and 20, and a boy, aged 16, are charged with violent disorder
- A woman, 24, charged with assault on police, while four others are arrested
A teenager has today denied violent disorder following a street party in London in which 27 police officers were injured in clashes with revellers.
Wise Gambou, 19, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday, while three others have been charged, following an unlicensed music event in Brixton on Wednesday.
Officers were pelted with bottles and chased away by a mob of revellers after they tried to break-up the event in Overton Road.
Two officers were taken to hospital with their injuries following the clashes, while a number of police cars were damaged.
The Met Police announced earlier today that four people have now been charged and four others have been arrested following the clashes.
Gambou, 19, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court today after he was charged with violent disorder.
Police were confronted by a mob and chased out of Brixton, London, during an incident on Wednesday
The incident took place in Overton Road, in Brixton, London on Wednesday when police went to break-up an unlicensed street party
He attended his hearing over video link and indicated a not guilty plea.
District Judge Julie Cooper ruled the case was too serious to be dealt with at the magistrates’ court.
Gambou, of Chalk Road, east London, will now appear at Inner London Crown Court on July 27.
Donte Knight, 20, of Charles Barry Close, London, and a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have also been charged with violent disorder.
They are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court today.
Natasha Agyekum, 24, of Peckford Place, London has been charged with assault on an emergency services worker. She will appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
A further four males have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder as part of the investigation.
One male remains in custody at this time, while three males, aged 18, 22, and 28 have been bailed pending further enquiries.
It comes after police police were called to Overton Road on Wednesday night to after receiving reports of a large unlicensed music event in the street.
The Met Police say officers encouraged the crowd to leave the area.
But violence broke out between police and revellers when the crowd did not disperse.
Footage shared on social media last week showed police vehicles being smashed and officers pelted with bottles and chased during clashes near the Angell Town estate.
Hundreds of people appeared to be at the late night gathering in Brixton on Wednesday night
Two men set about vandalising a police car after a party in Brixton erupted into violence on Wednesday
There were a number of confrontations with police officers, who were later chased out of Brixton
Dozens of police were videoed at the scene last night (pictured left), in one clip a man could be seen advancing on officers with what appears to be a large piece of wood (pictured right)
The Metropolitan Police were authorised to put a dispersal zone in place to move the crowd on.
Home Secretary Priti Patel later condemned the scenes, which came days after a suspected terrorist was tackled to the ground by an unarmed policeman in Reading, Berkshire, on Saturday.
She said: ‘These are utterly vile scenes. Just last weekend, the whole country came together to praise our heroic police officers for putting their own lives on the line to keep us safe.
‘I’ll be picking up with the Met Commissioner immediately.’