Toddla T says police took away his carnival licence

Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ Toddla T says he won’t be playing at the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.

He’s blamed the police for taking a licence away saying “Alderson Street will be unoccupied this year”.

Toddla normally plays a gig on the Monday of carnival on a street stage on a road junction set up for the event.

The reggae and bashment stage often has some of his fellow DJ’s like Mike Skinner, Annie Mac and Shy FX.

Newsbeat has contacted the Metropolitan Police for a comment – and awaits a response.

It’s unusual for street licences to be taken away so close to the event.

The carnival has taken place since 1966 on the streets of west London.

This year more than 300 people have been arrested as part of an operation to prevent crime.

They’ve been held for various offences while 190 knives and 18 firearms have been recovered.

This week the Met Police also tweeted about taking heroin off the streets ahead of the event.

That annoyed some, who suggested it could be unconnected to Notting Hill.

It did not go down well with Stormzy.

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