Sussex Police issue £10,000 fine to host of 100-person party

The organiser of a party which saw more than 100 people attend has been fined £10,000 by Sussex Police.

Sunday, 1st November 2020, 2:52 pm

Officers were called to a residential address, in Norwich Drive, Brighton, at 11.55pm on Saturday (October 31) to reports of a party involving more than 100 people.

Police units attended and made efforts to engage with the people present, encouraging them to adhere to Coivd regulations and leave the premises, police said.

However, officers were met with violence and abuse, according to police, with one sergeant being assaulted.

One man was arrested on suspicion of assault and he remains in custody at this time, police said.

Police identified the organiser of the event and have issued them with a £10,000 fine in accordance with the government’s Covid regulations.

This was the second party broken up by police in Brighton overnight.

Shortly before 11pm, officers attended Sussex University’s Falmer campus after reports of a disturbance involving a group of students.

A section 34 dispersal order was issued, giving police officers the power to direct those causing anti-social behaviour to leave the area.

A number of the students were then found gathering in Stanmer Park.

Officers attended and seized a generator and a sound system.

No injuries were reported and no arrests were made during this incident.

Police said enquires are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the matter, and to identify any organisers who may face a £10,000 fine for breaching Covid regulations.