29 August 2017

Lily Allen ‘inhales from a balloon’ while dancing on a balcony at Notting Hill Carnival – a year after collapsing at the same event

LILY Allen appeared to inhale “hippy crack” from a balloon while partying at Notting Hill Carnival this weekend – a year after collapsing at the same event.

Smile singer Lily, 32, seemed to be sucking dangerous nitrous oxide as she and pals danced on a balcony at the north London party.

Lily Allen pictured on her instagram page before Notting Hill carnival this weekend where she appeared to inhale from a balloon
Lily seemed to be sucking dangerous nitrous oxide as she and pals danced on a balcony

The mum-of-two was spotted with the balloon and seen holding it to her mouth alongside two friends.

A representative for popstar refused to comment on the images when contacted by Sun Online.

Lily had earlier posted a picture to her instagram page showing her green hair and make-up in memory of those who died at the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

She wrote: “Green for Grenfell.”

The star had also made reference to her collapse at last year’s festival posting an image of her being carried away by boyfriend MC Meridian Dan.

In disturbing scenes last year Lily was seen vomiting and had to be carried off unconscious after slumping to the ground.

What is hippy crack?

Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas and is normally bought in pressurised canisters. It is then transferred to a container such as a balloon to be inhaled.

Nitrous oxide can cause dizziness and effect your judgement, creating a risk of accidents.

In large quantities it can also cause the user to faint.

If nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth from a pressurised gas canister or in a confined space it can cause sudden death through lack of oxygen.

A law – The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – was passed last year banning the supply of pyschoactive substances, previously known as ‘legal highs’.

It makes supplying, or offering to supply, sell import and export such a substance a criminal offence.

The law introduced a blanket ban on substances previously known as ‘legal highs,’ such as nitrous oxide or ‘hippy crack’ being used for recreational purposes.

Dan gave her a “fireman’s lift’ through the crowds and past a series of uniformed policemen.

Away from the partygoers, Dan let Lily slump on some steps to check how she was.

Lifted to her feet, she then vomited again in a busy street.

Following the incident Lily tweeted: “Truth is I’m just a lightweight, I had 2 cans of strongbow on an empty stomach. I’m here now and I’m absolutely fine.”

The clean up after carnival started this morning in Notting Hill
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An estimated 2 million party goers attended this years carnival, leaving behind 300 tonnes of waste
Alamy Live News

A three-week crackdown on crime ahead of the carnival saw 656 people arrested by 7am on Friday, and a large number of knives, guns, weapons and money seized, the Met said.

Over the course of the weekend, police made 313 arrests, almost 200 of which were made on Bank Holiday Monday alone.

Scotland Yard said the most arrests were for drug offences with 58 people detained, while 50 people were arrested for carrying an offensive weapon or blade.

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