Riot police respond to attack on officers near London Eye

FOOTAGE shows the moment riot police descended on London South Bank in a bid to disperse a violent group of people on Saturday night. 

Riot police were called to an area near the London Eye after patrol officers were “pelted with bottles” on June 12. 

Dozens of officers including dog units and police helicopters were filmed at the scene at around 9.40 pm.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “Shortly before 21:00hrs on Saturday, 12 June, officers on patrol in the area of Jubilee Gardens were approached by a large group of people who began throwing items towards them.

Your Local Guardian: Credit: Courtney JonesCredit: Courtney Jones

“Additional officers, including the Territorial Support Group, Dog Units and the National Police Air Service attended.

“One person was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

“At this stage we are not aware of any reports of any injuries to officers.

“A Section 35 Dispersal Order was authorised and the group were dispersed.

“Police remain in the area.”

Riot police descend on London Eye after patrol officers pelted with items

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