A street party erupted into chaos last night in Brixton with one man smashing up a police car and hundreds of people filmed fleeing in terror from the violence.
Footage circulating on social media shows a large amount of people congregating near Angell Town, in south London, at around 7pm.
In one video a topless man climbs on a police car then repeatedly hits it using a table leg. While another man leaps onto the vehicle to stamp on the windscreen.
Two men set about vandalising a police car after a party in Brixton erupted into violence last night
Dozens of police were videoed at the scene last night (pictured left), in one clip a man could be seen advancing on officers with what appears to be a sword (pictured right)
The crowd appear to encourage the act of vandalism with one person shouting ‘yeah, yeah’ in the background.
In another clip, a large fight appears to break out. There a claims on social media that someone was stabbed.
One woman described the scene as “disgusting and sickening”. She tweeted: “They are out of control and you want to continue to ease lockdown?!?!?!?! How were they allowed to have a BLOCK PARTY that had hundreds of people and it didn’t get locked off??
The Twitter user added: “And this wasn’t even the worst part , weapons were thrown at police, an abandoned police car smashed up, people’s cars parked smashed!! Police driven out onto the main road by these disgraceful people shame on all of you!!!!!!”
A further clip posted to Twitter shows hundreds of people running away in fear. The claim on the video is that someone has been shot.
Hundreds of people appeared to be at the late night gathering in Brixton last night
More terrifying footage shows a man advancing on police saying ‘what what what’ while telling the police to back up and holding what appears to be a sword.
Large amounts of police were pictured at the scene last night.
There are further claims the violence was so intense the Met was driven out of the area.
Other emergency vehicles were also reportedly damaged during the chaotic scenes last night.
The large gathering comes just days after Boris Johnson is set to ease lockdown restrictions on July.
Pictures of packed beaches yesterday and block party’s such as this in south London will make health authorities increasingly nervous about a second wave of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The Metropolitan Police have been contacted for comment.