A 21-year-old man had died following a stabbing at Notting Hill Carnival as more than 200 arrests were made, the Metropolitan Police have said. 

It comes as the police shared a statement saying: "At around 8pm on Monday, August 29 officers became aware of a stabbing in Ladbroke Grove, under the Westway flyover.

“Officers provided emergency first aid to the victim – a 21-year-old man – until the arrival of London Ambulance Service paramedics.

“They were able to extract him through significant crowds in challenging circumstances to a waiting ambulance.

“He was taken to a west London hospital where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was pronounced dead.

“His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.”

The Met added that "a number of violent incidents and serious stabbings" saw a section 60 order put in place until 1am on Tuesday morning, within the borders of the event. 

More than 200 arrests made at Notting Hill Carnival:

Now the police have said that 209 arrests were made by early Tuesday, including 46 for assault, six for possession of drugs, 33 for possession of an offensive weapon, 27 public order offences and eight sexual assaults.

There was also a further 35 arrests made that the force labelled as "other" along with 10 for possession of psychoactive substances, seven for drink/drug driving, five for criminal damage and one each for theft and robbery.

Speaking of the arrested, Dr Alison Heydari, Commander of Local Policing, said early on Tuesday: “Officers from across the Met have been working tirelessly over the past two days to ensure that all those who came to Notting Hill Carnival could enjoy the experience safely.

“It was the culmination of months of close coordination with the organisers, our local authority and emergency service partners and the community."

"The atmosphere over the past two days has been largely positive and good natured as carnival should be."

"Regrettably, on Monday evening we saw a number of violent incidents and a 21-year-old man has lost his life.

“Our thoughts are with his family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.

“A murder investigation is under way, led by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

“They will pursue every possible line of inquiry to identify those responsible and bring them to justice," she added.

Anyone with information can contact the police directly on 101 providing the reference 7478/29AUG. Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.