Manfield party-goers fined £1,200 during second illegal gathering this weekend

Six people were handed fines of £200 each after being caught by police at a Manfield house party last night (Saturday).

Sunday, 8th November 2020, 5:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th November 2020, 5:36 pm

The six revellers at the illegal gathering on Birkland Street were made to pay a combined £1,200 after police were called there to break up the party - at around 8pm.

The large penalties come after a further five people at another party in Mansfield Woodhouse were fined £200 each on Friday.

Police say the party-goers at the house on Lawrence Avenue - aged between 28 and 48 - were rude to officers and attempted to provide false details during the incident.

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Six people were handed fines of £200 each after being caught by police at a Manfield house party last night (Saturday)

On Thursday a man was fined £10,000 after organising a bonfire night party for more than 30 people in Top Valley, Nottingham.

While elsewhere in the city 16 £200 fines were handed out to students at two parties in Shakespeare Street and Hart Street.

Nottinghamshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Kate Meynell said ‘we won’t tolerate people deliberately flouting the lockdown regulations’.

She said: “The vast majority of people are sticking to the rules and following the Coronavirus legislation which is in place and we’re extremely grateful for this.

“However as this weekend’s Covid-19 breaches have shown - the message doesn’t appear to be getting through to everybody.

“We will continue to take robust enforcement action because we simply cannot allow the selfish actions of a few to jeopardise the determined efforts of the many who are being responsible and are sticking to the rules to help save lives."

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