‘Selfish individuals’: Police hand out £10k fines for illegal parties – UK COVID-19 update

Police have spent the bank holiday weekend breaking up illegal raves around the country and handing out the first £10,000 fines to organisers of these events.

About 3,000 people travelled to a Welsh village to attend an event despite new rules to crack down on mass gatherings.

Party-goers were described as “ignorant” by police, who said they were subject to abuse and violence while dispersing gatherings.

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