Fifteen police officers have been injured and their vehicles damaged during clashes at an illegal street party in south-east London.

Police were called following complaints from residents about noise and violence near Angell Town in Brixton on Wednesday night.

Two officers were taken to hospital after breaking up the “unlicensed music event”, which led to four arrests.

Home Secretary Priti Patel described the scenes as “utterly vile”.

A dispersal order had been put in place earlier in the day and police officers tried to encourage the crowd to leave.

The event continued and more officers attended and the group became hostile towards officers, the Met said.

Footage on social media showed a number of police vehicles being smashed and officers being chased.

Four people were arrested for assault and public order offences.

Ms Patel tweeted: “Just last weekend, the whole country came together to praise our heroic police officers for putting their own lives on the line to keep us safe.

“I’ll be picking up with the Met Commissioner immediately.”

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