UK news Belfast Holyland: Covid and prohibition notices issued after another night of partying last news
MetiNews.Com - Police have issued a series of sanctions after a another night of partying in the Belfast Holyland area.
Breaking News ! "Police have issued a series of sanctions after a another night of partying in the Belfast Holyland area. In one case a 20-year-old man who had been arrested in the area late on Tuesday evening, was arrested on suspicion of breaching bail last night and was charged to appear in court.Police said they were forced to continue to dedicate "substantial" resources to patrols in the area.On Wednesday new laws came into forces to allow police to crack down on those flouting coronavirus advice. The crowds were nowhere near the size of those earlier in the week as the majority of young people decided to keep a low profile.Some young people were out in the streets watching what was happening while others were seen drinking in the streets.Police Land Rovers with CCTV, Belfast City Council wardens and a PSNI Covid-19 enforcement van roamed the Holyland area in an effort to make their presence felt following the outcry from local residents and politicians over the possible spread of coronavirus.Police Land Rovers with CCTV, Belfast City Council wardens and a PSNI Covid-19 enforcement van roamed the Holyland area in an effort to make their presence felt following the outcry from local residents and politicians over the possible spread of coronavirus.
.Police said seven Covid notices to young people were issued and three prohibition notices made at properties hosting parties during the operation on Wednesday night which went into the early hours of Thursday morning. Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick said: “We continue to dedicate substantial resources to policing this area as we work with our partner agencies and the universities to address this ongoing issue.“In addition to robustly addressing all incidents of antisocial of criminal activity, where appropriate, we will be sharing the details of students have failed to follow the Covid regulations with the universities, who will then consider a range of sanctions.“Once again, I am warning young people who have moved to the Holyland area and those who are visiting the area, you all share responsibility to adhere to the Health Protection Regulations to protect themselves and others from Covid19."He continued: "The young people congregating or travelling to this area really need to consider their actions for their own health and that of the community.“A large number of people are acting responsibly but there are a few who continue to behave recklessly and are causing disruption for the local community.”"
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