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

A huge crowd of hundred of teenagers and young people gathered outside luxury department store Harrods in Knightsbridge, London today.

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and crowded together in the streets outside. 

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing.

Police were called to the store just after 1pm and four arrests were made for affray and Covid rule breaches and the crowd has since dispersed.

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

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

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

Pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police  were called and made four arrests for affray and Covid rule breaches

Pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police  were called and made four arrests for affray and Covid rule breaches

Pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday show chaotic scenes in the streets outside Harrods and Harvey Nichols as police  were called and made four arrests for affray and Covid rule breaches

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing

The group was made up of hundreds of young people who were not wearing masks and were not paying attention to social distancing

In pictures taken around 5.30pm on Saturday, hundreds of young people are seen socialising as they crowd together in the streets around Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four arrests were made. 

In a statement, Met police said: ‘Police were called at around 13:09hrs on Saturday, 5 December to reports of a large group of people attempting to enter a shop in Brompton Road, SW1. 

‘Four males were arrested in total – two for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations. The crowd have since dispersed.’ 

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four males were arrested

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four males were arrested

Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers were called to reports of a large group attempting to enter a store in south west London just after 1pm today and four males were arrested

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

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

Chaotic scenes ensued as the large group attempted to enter the Harrods store and crowded together 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 affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations

Metropolitan Police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed. Of the four arrests made, two were for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations

Metropolitan Police were called to the scene and the crowd has since dispersed. Of the four arrests made, two were for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offence and breach of Covid regulations

It comes as shoppers hit the high streets in their droves today to do Christmas shopping after outlets re-opened following the lifting of the nationwide lockdown.  

In what is the first non-working day since lockdown ended on December 2, shoppers were out in force in the hope of snapping up Christmas deals with prices slashed by up to 80 per cent.

London’s Regent Street was rammed with shoppers at the start of what was expected to be a £1.5billion spending spree today.

Shoppers in London were pictured carrying bags of goods and waiting in queues outside stores, including Primark and the soon-to-be-closing Debenhams. 

London remains in Tier 2 in the new tier system during the coronavirus pandemic. In Tier 2, pubs have had their curfew extended to 11pm but can can only serve alcohol with a ‘substantial meal’ and in Tier 3 they are limited to just takeaways. 

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