Illegal ravers slam police after dozens of officers descended on party at north London warehouse and ‘threatened them with dogs as they dragged youths away’
- Footage from the industrial area in Neasden showed officers at the scene
- Police seen dragging youths away from the unlicensed music event on Saturday
- Witnesses told MailOnline that they had ‘never seen anything like it before’
Shocking footage taken outside an illegal rave in London shows police brutally dragging youths from the scene while others are filmed being held down by officers in riot gear.
Witnesses at the scene in the Neasden area said they had ‘never seen anything like it’ and that officers had ‘threatened them with dogs’ after police descended on the event at around 10.30pm on Saturday night.
Hundreds of youths had been in attendance at the unlicensed music event which had been hosted at a newly-refurbished warehouse in the area.
One officer was caught on camera on top of one reveller and was holding their head down with their hand.
Video footage taken at the scene showed one youth being dragged away by an officer who had him in a head lock
One clip showed a youth having their head held to the floor as an officer detained him
This is while one officer appeared to have a youth in a headlock and was seen dragging him away.
Officers were also seen kicking party-goers to the floor.
One witness told MailOnline that police often attend such events but are usually only there as a safety precaution.
The youngster said he and his friends had arrived at around 12pm and police were already on the scene.
A line of police officers was seen in London on Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning
One youth was seen being dragged on the floor by officers who were taking him away from the scene
‘It was already crowded with police and they were being aggressive with people pushing and shoving.
‘The outside area was stormed and people were questioning them because most of us were doing that they were telling us to.’
He added that one youth received a bloodied nose after an officer punched him in the face and said he himself was victim to some police brutality.#
‘I was just walking through the crowd and one officer barged into me on purpose – he grabbed my shoulders and pulled me through the crowd and tried to swing for me. My friend stopped him.
‘I don’t know why there were so many officers there, it could have been because of the size of the venue, but I’ve never seen anything like that before.
Party goers were seen inside the warehouse enjoying their evening before police put a stop to it
‘They are supposed to be the people that keep us safe and they are the people making us feel less safe,screaming in our faces and threatening us with the dogs.
‘They were violent towards are 80 per cent of the people there’.
Other footage posted on social media on Sunday showed people inside the rave having a good time before officers raided it.
Footage from outside the warehouse also showed officers lined up on the street – while some police vehicles appeared to have been vandalised with spray paint.
In a statement, Met Police said: ‘Police were called at approximately 22:30hrs on Saturday, 15 February to reports of a large number of people at an unlicensed music event at a building on the North Circular Road, NW2.
‘Officers attended and attempted to engage with the organisers. Three people were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. They have been taken into custody.’