Teenager arrested for assault on an officer as police shut down parties

On Saturday night police sent home around 500 people from parties being held across the West Midlands.

Teenager arrested for assault on an officer: One teenager has been arrested for the assault of a police officer. West Midlands Police said that they received 18 calls between 10pm and midnight. All regarding complaints of people holding house parties which is now a breach of the new pandemic laws.

They said that, across 20 separate gatherings, more than 550 people were asked to go home. As they had all ignored the new “law of six” rule. They also added that 8 venues would be having their licenses reviewed. The force said in a statement that. “We’ve arrested a teenager for assaulting a police officer after we were called to a house party with 20-30 people in Oscott.”

It’s simple. Stay at home, stay safe, the force tweeted. We’ve directed around 550 people to leave premises at over 20 locations across the force tonight. Where Covid regulations were being breached.

Also, “Eight premises will receive a visit from licensing officials for a license review. No fines have been issued but we will if we have to.” A public house was shut down in Birmingham at midnight. After a wedding party of 60 guests were still there more than 2 hours after the new regulations meant that they should have gone home.

Specifically, the surge of calls to the police comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel urged people to report their neighbours if they saw them breaking the rules.


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