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Nottingham resident faces £10,000 fine for hosting house party of over 50 people

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A 19-year-old man has been issued with the hefty fine after he allowed more than 50 people to attend a party at his home on Harlaxton Drive, Lenton, yesterday (Friday) evening.

This comes just days before new rules come in force whereby only six people can meet at any one time.

Now officers are warning others thinking of hosting parties this weekend ahead of the changes to think again or face the consequences.

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Neighbours reported the house party to Nottinghamshire Police at around 10.20 pm yesterday evening (Friday 11 September).

Community Protection Officers from Nottingham City Council initially attended but were met with hostility from the organiser and so police were called to assist.

Officers found around 50 people in the address who were all ordered to leave. The occupant was later issued with the fine. If he fails to pay or contests this fine he will appear before a court.

The law recently changed to allow forces to impose bigger fines in response to increased reports of unlawful gatherings and unlicensed music events which are putting people’s lives in danger due to the current pandemic.

 

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