The Met Police are being dragged for linking seized heroin found 12 miles away to Notting Hill Carnival
Stormzy went in
The Metropolitan Police have caused a stir after linking a drug seizure in Catford to the Notting Hill Carnival, an event due to take place 12 miles, or three boroughs away from the South London district.
On their official Twitter page, they announced that a kilo of ‘uncut heroin’ had been seized in the run up to #NottingHillCarnival.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 22, 2017
It wasn’t long before Twitter users accused the Met of “trying so hard to demonise” the carnival, “with an agenda to shut down”, by forcing a link between the two unrelated events.
Stormzy, who is based in Croydon, tweeted about the criminalisation of black events compared to the demographically white festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading.
How many drugs did you lot seize in the run up to Glastonbury or we only doing tweets like this for black events? https://t.co/v7XYvSg29t
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) August 22, 2017
— caulibroc (@caulibroc) August 22, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users started taking the piss out of the Met, and some of these responses are really funny:
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) August 22, 2017
— #TNO (@CreepaClinton) August 22, 2017
— Carli Fish (@Carli__F) August 22, 2017
— GinNoJuice (@LazyTheHost) August 22, 2017
— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) August 22, 2017
— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) August 22, 2017
— Connor Beswick (@ConnorBeswicckk) August 22, 2017
— Sweetz (@SweetzNo1) August 22, 2017