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Hundreds of young people try to enter Harrods in chaotic scenes as police make four arrests

Hundreds of young people try to enter Harrods in chaotic scenes as police make four arrests for affray and Covid rule breaches as huge crowds gather in Covent Garden

  • A huge crowd of young people gathered outside luxury department store Harrods in Knightsbridge, London 
  • Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter Harrods, and crowded together in the streets
  • Four arrests were made after Metropolitan Police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed

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These shocking photographs reveal how a huge crowd of hundreds of teenagers and young people gathered outside Harrods in London today, prompting four arrests.

Chaotic scenes ensued at the luxury department store in exclusive Knightsbridge as the large group attempted to enter and crowded together in the streets outside. 

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing.

Police were called to the store just after 1pm and four arrests were made for affray and Covid rule breaches and the crowd later dispersed.

It comes as Covent Garden was also packed with revellers tonight in the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions. 

Hundreds of young people attempted to enter luxury department store Harrods in Knightsbridge, London today and crowded together in the streets outside

Pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police  were called and made four arrests for affray and Covid rule breaches

Pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police  were called and made four arrests for affray and Covid rule breaches

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing

In pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday, hundreds of young people are seen socialising as they crowd together in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four arrests were made. 

In a statement, Met police said: ‘Police were called at around 13:09hrs on Saturday, 5 December to reports of a large group of people attempting to enter a shop in Brompton Road, SW1. 

‘Four males were arrested in total – two for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations. The crowd have since dispersed.’ 

Harrods department store have been approached for comment. 

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four males were arrested

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four males were arrested

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and crowded together in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and crowded together in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols

Metropolitan Police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed. Of the four arrests made, two were for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations

Metropolitan Police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed. Of the four arrests made, two were for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations

On Saturday, shoppers hit the high streets in their droves to do Christmas shopping after outlets re-opened following the lifting of the nationwide lockdown.  

In what is the first non-working day since lockdown ended on December 2, people were out in force in the hope of snapping up Christmas deals with prices slashed by up to 80 per cent.

London’s Regent Street was rammed with shoppers at the start of what was expected to be a £1.5billion spending spree today.

They were pictured carrying bags of goods and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the soon-to-be-closing Debenhams.  

Revellers also gathered in Covent Garden in London’s West End on Saturday night as crowds formed to listen to a busker, holding drinks and dancing.

London remains in Tier 2 in the new tier system during the coronavirus pandemic. Those living in Tier 2 can socialise outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they observe the rule of six. 

Pubs have had their curfew extended to 11pm but can can only serve alcohol with a ‘substantial meal’ and in Tier 3 they are limited to just takeaways. 

Covent Garden was also packed with revellers on Saturday night in the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions

Covent Garden was also packed with revellers on Saturday night in the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions

Crowds of people listen to a busker in Covent Garden in London on Saturday night. People living in Tier 2 can socialise outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they observe the rule of six

Crowds of people listen to a busker in Covent Garden in London on Saturday night. People living in Tier 2 can socialise outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they observe the rule of six

A man holding a pint dances in front of a man wearing a mask in Covent Garden in London's West End on December 5

A man holding a pint dances in front of a man wearing a mask in Covent Garden in London’s West End on December 5

London's Regent Street was rammed with shoppers at the start of what was expected to be a £1.5billion spending spree on Saturday

London’s Regent Street was rammed with shoppers at the start of what was expected to be a £1.5billion spending spree on Saturday

In the first non-working day since lockdown ended on December 2, shoppers were pictured carrying bags of goods and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the soon-to-be-closing Debenhams

In the first non-working day since lockdown ended on December 2, shoppers were pictured carrying bags of goods and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the soon-to-be-closing Debenhams

London remains in Tier 2 which means pubs have had their curfew extended to 11pm but can can only serve alcohol with a 'substantial meal'. Pictured: Drinkers and diners gather in Soho

London remains in Tier 2 which means pubs have had their curfew extended to 11pm but can can only serve alcohol with a ‘substantial meal’. Pictured: Drinkers and diners gather in Soho

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