Four Metropolitan Police officers have been hospitalised after being assaulted whilst trying to disperse a large group at a travellers site off Rendlesham Road in Hackney.
Police were called to the location at around 16:33 hours on Wednesday 20th January to reports of a large crowd gathered at the site.
When officers arrived, they found a group of around 100 people.
Officers put a dispersal zone in place, and the group slowly started to leave the area.
However, four officers were injured whilst trying to break up fights as the group left.
The injured officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries and were discharged from A&E a short while later.
Police have confirmed that a 27-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. He remains in police custody at this time.
A spokesperson for the Met confirmed that enquiries are ongoing to identify the event organiser and anyone else who was present at the incident and who was in breach of Covid regulations.
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