Hundreds of young people try to enter Harrods in chaotic scenes as police make four arrests

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Hundreds of young people try to enter Harrods in chaotic scenes as police make four arrests for brawl and Covid rule violations as huge crowds gather in Covent Garden

  • A huge crowd of young people gathered outside the Harrods luxury department store in Knightsbridge, London
  • Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter Harrods and gathered in the streets.
  • Four arrests were made after Metropolitan Police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed

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These shocking photographs reveal how a huge crowd of hundreds of teens and young people gathered outside Harrods in London today, prompting four arrests.

Chaotic scenes ensued in Knightsbridge’s luxury department store, as the large group attempted to enter and gathered in the streets outside.

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who wore no masks and paid no attention to social distancing.

Police were called to the store just after 1 p.m. and four arrests were made for a fight and Covid rule violations and the crowd then dispersed.

It comes as Covent Garden was also packed with revelers this evening on the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions.

Hundreds of young people tried to enter the Harrods luxury department store in Knightsbridge, London today and crowded into the streets outside.

Photos taken around 5:30 p.m. Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police were called and made four arrests for brawls and violations of Covid rules

Photos taken around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police were called and made four arrests for brawls and violations of Covid rules

Photos taken around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police were called and made four arrests for brawls and violations of Covid rules

The group consisted of hundreds of young people who did not wear masks and paid no attention to social distancing

The group consisted of hundreds of young people who did not wear masks and paid no attention to social distancing

The group consisted of hundreds of young people who did not wear masks and paid no attention to social distancing

In photos taken around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, hundreds of young people are seen socializing as they gather in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Metropolitan Police have confirmed that officers have been called to report that a large group was attempting to enter a store in southwest London just after 1 p.m. today and that four arrests have been made.

In a statement, Met Police said: “Police were called at around 1:09 pm on Saturday 5 December for reports of a large group of people attempting to break into a store in Brompton Road, SW1.

“Four men were arrested in total – two for brawling, one for violating Covid regulations and another for breach of public order and violation of Covid regulations. The crowd has since dispersed.

Harrods Department Store has been contacted for comment.

Metropolitan Police have confirmed officers have been called in to report that a large group was trying to break into a store in southwest London just after 1 p.m. today and four men were arrested.

Metropolitan Police have confirmed officers have been called in to report that a large group was trying to break into a store in southwest London just after 1 p.m. today and four men were arrested.

Metropolitan Police have confirmed officers have been called in to report that a large group was trying to break into a store in southwest London just after 1 p.m. today and four men were arrested.

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and gathered in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and gathered in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and gathered in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Metropolitan police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed.  Of the four arrests made, two were for brawl, one for violation of Covid regulations and another for breach of public order and violation of Covid regulations.

Metropolitan police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed.  Of the four arrests made, two were for brawl, one for violation of Covid regulations and another for breach of public order and violation of Covid regulations.

Metropolitan police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed. Of the four arrests made, two were for brawl, one for violation of Covid regulations and another for breach of public order and violation of Covid regulations.

Shoppers took to main streets on Saturday for their Christmas shopping after outlets reopened after the national lockdown was lifted.

In what is the first non-working day since the lockdown ended on December 2, people were out in force hoping to strike Christmas deals with prices reduced by up to 80%.

Regent Street in London was packed with shoppers at the start of what was to be a £ 1.5bn spending spree today.

They were pictured carrying bags of merchandise and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the Debenhams set to close.

Revelers also gathered in Covent Garden in London’s West End on Saturday night as crowds gathered to listen to a busker, have a drink and dance.

London remains at level 2 in the new tier system during the coronavirus pandemic. People living on level 2 can socialize outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they follow the rule of six.

Pubs have had their curfews extended until 11pm, but can only serve alcohol with a ‘heavy meal’ and at level 3 they are limited to take out.

Covent Garden was also filled with revelers on Saturday night on the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions

Covent Garden was also filled with revelers on Saturday night on the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions

Covent Garden was also filled with revelers on Saturday night on the first weekend following the lifting of the second nationwide lockdown restrictions

Crowds of people listen to a busker in Covent Garden in London on Saturday evening.  People living at level 2 can socialize outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they follow the rule of six

Crowds of people listen to a busker in Covent Garden in London on Saturday evening.  People living at level 2 can socialize outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they follow the rule of six

Crowds of people listen to a busker in Covent Garden in London on Saturday evening. People living at level 2 can socialize outdoors with people outside their household, as long as they follow the rule of six

A man holding a pint dances in front of a man wearing a mask in Covent Garden, London's West End, on December 5

A man holding a pint dances in front of a man wearing a mask in Covent Garden, London's West End on December 5

A man holding a pint dances in front of a man wearing a mask in Covent Garden, London’s West End on December 5

London's Regent Street was overrun with shoppers at the start of what is expected to be a £ 1.5bn spending spree on Saturday

London's Regent Street was overrun with shoppers at the start of what is expected to be a £ 1.5bn spending spree on Saturday

London’s Regent Street was overrun with shoppers at the start of what is expected to be a £ 1.5bn spending spree on Saturday

In the first non-working day since the lockdown ended on December 2, shoppers were pictured carrying bags of merchandise and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the on-point Debenhams to close.

In the first non-working day since the lockdown ended on December 2, shoppers were pictured carrying bags of merchandise and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the on-point Debenhams to close.

In the first non-working day since the lockdown ended on December 2, shoppers were pictured carrying bags of merchandise and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the Debenhams which would soon close

London remains at level 2, which means pubs have had their curfew extended until 11 p.m., but can only serve alcohol with a 'heavy meal'.  Pictured: Drinkers and diners gather in Soho

London remains at level 2, which means pubs have had their curfew extended until 11 p.m., but can only serve alcohol with a 'heavy meal'.  Pictured: Drinkers and diners gather in Soho

London remains at level 2, which means pubs have had their curfew extended until 11pm, but can only serve alcohol with a ‘heavy meal’. Pictured: Drinkers and diners gather in Soho

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