Police shut down a large unlicensed music event in Greenwich over the weekend, dispersing crowds and seizing the sound system.

Officers attended a number of unlicensed music events over the weekend, with 'Public Order Bronze' covering illegal gatherings cropping up over south London.

One event in Greenwich, next to the O2 Arena, saw a large police presence called after they were alerted of the gathering by the public, and the event was shut down.

Police said there was a "prompt response to numerous calls from the public," with officers then gaining entry.

The group of revellers were dispersed, and the sound system was seized by officers "showing patience and professionalism on long hot nights."

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Unlicensed music events have been a major problem over London in recent weeks, with large antisocial gatherings resulting in violence in areas of the capital such as Brixton.

Seven officers were injured at an unlicensed event in West London, and police were attacked again at a music gig in Notting Hill.

Scotland Yard last month released body cam footage of a police operation disrupting an unlicensed music event in Finsbury Park which saw two police officers injured.

Locally, a group of over 200 people were recently dispersed when an unlicensed rave in Gravesend was busted,

Greenwich Council issued its own warning in July against a number of unlicensed events in south London, posing a safety and virus risk.