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Bars, beaches, and parks that are filled with night owls enjoy a last day in the sun before the new "Rule of Six".


The British packed the beaches, parks and bars on Sunday as they made the most of the glorious weather before the new six rules restriction.

Across the country, people gathered in large groups, despite fears of rising Covid-19 infection rates.

In Bournemouth, swaths of sunbathers lined the streets and filled the beaches to soak up the heat wave.

In Camden, people took advantage of the good weather before the new restrictions were put in place when they put together a grocery store

Beach goers unpacked the streets in Bournemouth before the six rules restriction went into effect on Monday, further restricting social contact with groups

Beach goers unpacked the streets in Bournemouth before the six rules restriction went into effect on Monday, further restricting social contact with groups

In Soho, guests filled the streets while enjoying the al fresco seating arrangements on the busy streets

In Soho, guests filled the streets while enjoying the al fresco seating arrangements on the busy streets

Groups gathered on Primrose Hill in London to soak up the sun in the park as they met before new social distancing guidelines went into effect

Groups gathered on Primrose Hill in London to soak up the sun in the park as they met before new social distancing guidelines went into effect

People were enjoying the autumn sunshine in Kings Cross, London when they met on sunny Sunday

People were enjoying the autumn sunshine in Kings Cross, London when they met on sunny Sunday

And in London, many went to bars and stood in close proximity despite the ongoing pandemic.

It is because ministers are considering a 10 p.m. pubs curfew next week. Justice Minister Robert Buckland warns that young people "forget the rules".

Starting tomorrow, the controversial so-called "six point rule" will be introduced as the government tries to combat rising coronavirus infection rates by restricting indoor and outdoor sessions.

Before crackdown, Mr Buckland has warned that the government could go further next week and introduce curfews.

Speaking to Skys Sophy Ridge on Sunday, he said, “I think, as you have seen, we have been very willing to move quickly where it is needed and where the evidence points us.

“I think there is a problem with social occasions and social events and especially with young people who get together and sometimes enjoy themselves a little too much and forget the meaning of the rules.

In Birmingham, many headed out to soak up the sun on Sunday before social distancing guidelines were tightened

In Birmingham, many headed out to soak up the sun on Sunday before social distancing guidelines were tightened

In Bournemouth, swaths of sunbathers lined the streets and filled the beaches to soak up the heat wave

In Bournemouth, swaths of sunbathers lined the streets and filled the beaches to soak up the heat wave

On the south coast, many went to the beach on the last day before the new limit of six came in to help stop the spread of Covid-19

On the south coast, many went to the beach on the last day before the new limit of six came in to help stop the spread of Covid-19

The public has been urged to act in accordance with the guidelines before the restrictions go into effect on Monday

The public has been urged to act in accordance with the guidelines before the restrictions go into effect on Monday

Many were pictured eating on Sunday as people continued to fill restaurants after the success of Eat Out To Help Out in August

Many were pictured eating on Sunday as people continued to fill restaurants after the success of Eat Out To Help Out in August

In Camden, weekend enthusiasts packed the bars and pubs with groups separated by sheets of Plexiglas as they met on the last day before new restrictions

In Camden, weekend owls packed the bars and pubs with groups separated by Plexiglas as they met on the last day before new restrictions

In Bournemouth, many flocked to the beach as the Briton was enjoying a heatwave, and many met in large groups for the day trip

In Bournemouth, many flocked to the beach as the Briton was enjoying a heatwave, and many met in large groups for the day trip

A group of five meets for a day at the beach in Bournemouth to make the most of the weather despite rising rates

A group of five meets for a day at the beach in Bournemouth to make the most of the weather despite rising rates

Starting tomorrow, the controversial so-called "six point rule" will be introduced as the government tries to combat rising coronavirus infection rates by restricting indoor and outdoor sessions

Starting tomorrow, the controversial so-called "six point rule" will be introduced as the government tries to combat rising coronavirus infection rates by restricting indoor and outdoor sessions

Yesterday, the UK recorded more than 3,000 coronavirus cases for the second year in a row - the first time since mid-May that recorded cases were above this level on consecutive days

Yesterday, the UK recorded more than 3,000 coronavirus cases for the second year in a row – the first time since mid-May that recorded cases were above this level on consecutive days

"I think it would be idle for me to speculate about what action we might need to take as winter approaches."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is believed to be considering putting a curfew on restaurants, bars and pubs at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. if local measures fail to control the spread of the virus.

The move is based on a concern that social distancing compliance will decrease the more people consume alcohol.

It comes amid growing fears that the virus could rage across the UK again.

Yesterday, the UK recorded more than 3,000 coronavirus cases for the second year in a row – the first time since mid-May that recorded cases were above this level on consecutive days.

The government said there had been an additional 3,497 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK as of 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, slightly fewer than the 3,539 cases recorded on Friday.

Speaking of the surge in cases, Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College London, said a "trickle" of cases could become a "cascade" as the country faces a "hard lockdown".

LARGER MANCHESTER: The night owls weren't socially distant as police were heavily represented across Manchester as the partygoers let go ahead of the new restrictions put in place on Monday

LARGER MANCHESTER: The night owls weren't socially aloof as police were heavily represented across Manchester as the partygoers let go before the new restrictions put in place on Monday

NOTTINGHAM: Police broke up a house party on Harlaxton Drive in Lenton, Nottingham at around 7 p.m. Friday when officers cracked down on any rule changes

NOTTINGHAM: Police broke up a house party on Harlaxton Drive in Lenton, Nottingham at around 7 p.m. on Friday when officers cracked down on rules changes

LONDON: People are seen dancing to a street musician in Leicester Square tonight in London, England. Starting Monday September 14th, groups of more than six people will be banned from meeting due to new coronavirus restrictions

LONDON: People are seen dancing to a street musician in Leicester Square tonight in London, England. Starting Monday September 14th, groups of more than six people will be banned from meeting due to new coronavirus restrictions

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland warned that young people "forget" the rules before the new limits apply to gatherings that go into effect tomorrow

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland warned that young people "forget" the rules before the new limits apply to gatherings that go into effect tomorrow

He said, “I think everyone agrees that we really need to act very quickly now to keep this from growing exponentially.

“I think that's the main point that we need to act quickly because it's so much harder to get things like that under control when you're late.

"Even a few days may be pretty dangerous right now."

Former Chief Scientific Advisor and member of the Emergency (Sage) Scientific Advisory Group Sir Mark Walport has warned that the country is "on the verge of losing control of Covid-19".

When asked if he thought Sir Mark was correct, Prof. Openshaw said to Ridge, "Well, I think that is correct."

Police across the UK cracked down on illegal parties last night as revelers hit the city for festive celebrations before the government’s tough new “rule of six” came into effect.

Officials broke house parties in Altrincham, Stockport and Flixton, all in Greater Manchester, on Saturday night, while Nottingham police attacked a gathering of 50 people in Lenton.

At the largest gathering, which officials reportedly broke up last night, a Greater Manchester police team evicted around 70 partygoers from a house in Mottram.

Police are also investigating an illegal rave that took place in the leafy Surrey village of Wisley.

The crackdown came as revelers across the country took to the streets for one final hurray before the government's new rule limiting the number of congregation members to six comes into play on Monday.

With little sign of social distancing, large groups of drinkers gathered in bars and restaurants in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Portsmouth and Leeds last night and into the wee hours of the morning to take advantage of their final hours of freedom before the government contracts lockdown restrictions again .

Hundreds of drinkers were seen singing and dancing along in London's West End while a street musician played a tune, with very few revelers paying attention to government social distancing measures.

Under Boris Johnson's harsh new measures, groups of more than six people can be broken up by the police who will be able to hand out £ 100 fines to those who break the rules.

This will double up to £ 3,200 for each repeat offense, and only schools, workplaces and a limited number of other locations are exempt.

The move taken to combat the increasing spread of coronavirus came in yesterday in a government study that suggested the reproduction rate in England could be as high as 1.7.

Tim Robson, the Northeast's representative on the national Pubwatch program, expected police officers to closely monitor the bars over the weekend to make sure they were working safely.

LONDON: On Saturday night in Leicester Square people are seen dancing to the music of a keyboardist before the rules change on Monday

LONDON: On Saturday night in Leicester Square people are seen dancing to the music of a keyboardist before the rules change on Monday

LONDON: General view of people having a night out in Soho in London's West End. People were warned of a "party weekend" as a former chief scientific adviser said Britain was "on the verge of losing control of coronavirus"

LONDON: General view of people having a night out in Soho in London's West End. People have been warned not to have a "party weekend" as a former chief scientific advisor said Britain was "on the verge of losing control of coronavirus"

NOTTINGHAM: Night owls flock to downtown bars for an evening before coronavirus rules change on Monday

NOTTINGHAM: Night owls flock to downtown bars for an evening before coronavirus rules change on Monday

MANCHESTER: Drinkers flock to bars and restaurants in Manchester for an evening before lockdown restrictions tighten on Monday

MANCHESTER: Drinkers flock to bars and restaurants in Manchester for an evening before lockdown restrictions tighten on Monday

PORTSMOUTH: Hundreds of people enjoy a Saturday night on the town in the pubs and bars of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH: Hundreds of people enjoy a Saturday night on the town in the pubs and bars of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire

LEEDS: Revelers hit the bars in Leeds tonight before a new, stricter “six rule” comes into effect on Monday

LEEDS: Revelers hit the bars in Leeds tonight before a more stringent new “rule of six” goes into effect on Monday

NEWCASTLE: A group of girls met Newcastle city on Friday night before the new rules as the northern city is also put on a watch list as Covid-19 cases in the region increase dramatically

NEWCASTLE: A group of girls met Newcastle city on Friday night before the new rules as the northern city is also put on a watch list as Covid-19 cases in the region increase dramatically

He said, "There is an expectation that everyone will have one major final seizure, but people are starting to get anxious and a lot of licensed premises have already been trapped by the police."

Mr. Robson, a former police officer, said it was up to licensees to manage their premises and prevent large groups from gathering unsafely.

He added, "There may be an increase in groups going out this weekend, but it will likely be in premises that don't have door surveillance and control."

Meanwhile, Newcastle upon Tyne's Public Health Director Eugene Milne has said he didn't think large numbers of people would be kidding in front of the tighter controls.

He told Tyne Tees TV News, "When the lockdown opened, there was a real fear that this could happen in the city and it didn't, so I think we can trust the people.

“The idea of ​​the rule of six is ​​to make it easier for people to follow the instructions, and I think one of the big problems has been that the instructions have gradually become so complicated and specific to certain areas that they become very confusing for everyone. & # 39;

LARGER MANCHESTER: Night owls enjoy a night before the new Covid restrictions in Greater Manchester as the "six point rule" goes into effect on Monday

LARGER MANCHESTER: Night owls enjoy a night before the new Covid restrictions in Greater Manchester as the "six point rule" goes into effect on Monday

PORTSMOUTH: Hundreds of people enjoyed a Saturday night on the town in the pubs and bars of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Many were in groups of more than six people, which will be banned from Monday

PORTSMOUTH: Hundreds of people enjoyed a Saturday night on the town in the pubs and bars of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Many were in groups of more than six people, which will be banned from Monday

PORTSMOUTH: A group of people enjoy an evening on the Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire on Saturday before the new restrictions go live on Monday

PORTSMOUTH: A group of people enjoy an evening on the Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire on Saturday before the new restrictions go live on Monday

MANCHESTER: Tonight, drinkers crowd outside the overcrowded Paramount Wetherspoons in Manchester before new lockdown restrictions are put in place on Monday

MANCHESTER: Tonight, drinkers crowd outside the overcrowded Paramount Wetherspoons in Manchester before new lockdown restrictions are put in place on Monday

LEEDS: Revelers took to the streets in Leeds tonight for one final night of freedom before stricter new coronavirus lockdown measures go into effect starting Monday

LEEDS: Revelers took to the streets in Leeds tonight for one final night of freedom before stricter new coronavirus lockdown measures go into effect starting Monday

MANCHESTER: A night owl lays her head on a concrete wall in Manchester while other night owls stand around the streets of Manchester

MANCHESTER: One night owl lays her head on a concrete wall in Manchester while other night owls stand around the streets of Manchester

NEWCASTLE: Revelers enjoy a night out on the town on Friday night as the government prepares to put in place new rules that limit the number of people in groups to six

NEWCASTLE: Revelers enjoy a night out on the town on Friday night as the government prepares to put in place new rules that limit the number of people in groups to six

LEEDS: Meanwhile, in Leeds, Yorkshire, two women are enjoying one final night of freedom from new lockdown rules

LEEDS: Meanwhile, in Leeds, Yorkshire, two women are enjoying one final night of freedom before new lockdown rules

NEWCASTLE: A woman gets a piggy back from another night owl, while the partygoers party on Friday evening until Saturday morning

NEWCASTLE: A woman gets a piggy back from another night owl, while the partygoers party on Friday evening until Saturday morning

LEEDS: Two women walk the streets of Leeds on Satudray Night as people flock to bars in front of new social distancing rules

LEEDS: Two women walk the streets of Leeds on Satudray Night as people flock to bars in front of new social distancing rules

PORTSMOUTH: Hundreds of people enjoy a Saturday night on the town in the pubs and bars of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH: Hundreds of people enjoy a Saturday night on the town in the pubs and bars of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, Hampshire

LONDON: General view of people spending the night in Soho in London's West End tonight before new lockdown measures are put in place on Monday

LONDON: General view of people spending the night in Soho in London's West End tonight before new lockdown measures are put in place on Monday

LONDON: In Soho, people took to the streets of the city's famous nightspot for one last night of freedom on Saturday night

LONDON: In Soho, people took to the streets of the city's famous nightspot for one last night of freedom on Saturday night

LONDON: Two women dance in Soho, London as hundreds drive into the city's famous nightlife on Saturday night

LONDON: Two women dance in Soho, London as hundreds drive into the city's famous nightlife on Saturday night

LARGER MANCHESTER: The police force is heavily represented in Greater Manchester this weekend as the night owls were seen as not socially distant

LARGER MANCHESTER: The police force is heavily represented in Greater Manchester this weekend as the night owls were seen as not socially distant

LARGER MANCHESTER: Police chatting with revelers on the streets of Greater Manchester Saturday night. New restrictions on social gatherings apply from Monday

LARGER MANCHESTER: Police chatting with revelers on the streets of Greater Manchester on Saturday night, with new restrictions on social gatherings starting Monday

LARGER MANCHESTER: In Greater Manchester, it was found that the night owls did not distance themselves socially as the police were heavily represented across the city

LARGER MANCHESTER: In Greater Manchester, it was found that the night owls did not distance themselves socially as the police were heavily represented across the city

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the surge in infections justified the government's new "rule of six" and warned people "the pandemic is not over".

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove today urged people to act in accordance with the rules this weekend before the "Six Rules" go into effect or the spread of the coronavirus threatens to increase.

He told BBC Breakfast: “When people behave in a way that is not really in line with or in line with the guidelines, they are putting other people at risk.

"The reason the country's police chiefs have said they hope people will act with reasonable restraint this weekend is because we don't want to see the virus spread accelerate further."

LONDON: People are seen dancing to the music of a street musician in Leicester Square in London on Saturday night before the new rules

LONDON: Auf dem Leicester Square in London werden am Samstagabend vor den neuen Regeln Menschen gesehen, die zur Musik eines Straßenmusikers tanzen

LONDON: Mitglieder der Öffentlichkeit verbringen heute Abend eine Nacht in Central London, Großbritannien. Die britische Regierung wird ab Montag neue Beschränkungen einführen, die Versammlungen von sechs Personen verbieten

LONDON: Mitglieder der Öffentlichkeit verbringen heute Abend eine Nacht in Central London, Großbritannien. Die britische Regierung wird ab Montag neue Beschränkungen einführen, die Versammlungen von sechs Personen verbieten

LONDON: In den Straßen von Soho in London wird gefeiert, bevor geplant wird, Treffen von Gruppen von mehr als sechs Personen zu verbieten

LONDON: In den Straßen von Soho in London wird gefeiert, bevor geplant wird, Treffen von Gruppen von mehr als sechs Personen zu verbieten

LONDON: Gruppen von Männern und Frauen drängen sich für eine letzte Nacht der Freiheit auf die Straßen von Soho, bevor sich die Regeln für soziale Distanzierung ändern

LONDON: Gruppen von Männern und Frauen drängen sich für eine letzte Nacht der Freiheit auf die Straßen von Soho, bevor sich die Regeln für soziale Distanzierung ändern

LONDON: In der letzten Nacht der Freiheit des Landes wurden in den Straßen von Soho auch Musiker mit Schlagzeug vor Menschenmassen gesehen

LONDON: In der letzten Nacht der Freiheit des Landes wurden in den Straßen von Soho auch Musiker mit Schlagzeug vor Menschenmassen gesehen

LONDON: Mitglieder der Öffentlichkeit verbringen heute Abend eine Nacht in Central London, Großbritannien. Die britische Regierung wird ab Montag neue Beschränkungen einführen, die Versammlungen von sechs Personen verbieten

LONDON: Mitglieder der Öffentlichkeit verbringen heute Abend eine Nacht in Central London, Großbritannien. Die britische Regierung wird ab Montag neue Beschränkungen einführen, die Versammlungen von sechs Personen verbieten

LEEDS: In Leeds zog ein Straßenmusiker eine Gruppe von rund 50 Menschen an, die feierten und jubelten, als der Musiker auf der Straße spielte

LEEDS: In Leeds zog ein Straßenmusiker eine Gruppe von rund 50 Menschen an, die feierten und jubelten, als der Musiker auf der Straße spielte

LEEDS: Eine Gruppe von vier Nachtschwärmern hält beim letzten Hurra Hände und Arme um die Schultern, bevor neue Regeln eingeführt werden

LEEDS: Eine Gruppe von vier Nachtschwärmern hält beim letzten Hurra Hände und Arme um die Schultern, bevor neue Regeln eingeführt werden

LONDON: Mitglieder der Öffentlichkeit verbringen heute Abend eine Nacht in Central London, Großbritannien. Die britische Regierung wird ab Montag neue Beschränkungen einführen, die Versammlungen von sechs Personen verbieten

LONDON: Mitglieder der Öffentlichkeit verbringen heute Abend eine Nacht in Central London, Großbritannien. Die britische Regierung wird ab Montag neue Beschränkungen einführen, die Versammlungen von sechs Personen verbieten

MANCHESTER: Eine große Anzahl von Menschen steht an, um am Samstagabend die Dirty Martini Bar in Manchester zu betreten

MANCHESTER: A large number of people queue to enter the Dirty Martini bar in Manchester on Saturday night

He denied that the Government was losing control of Covid-19. 'No. I don't accept that,' he said.

Mr Gove also rubbished claims that Chancellor Rishi Sunak's hugely popular Eat Out To Help Out programme contributed to the spread of coronavirus, and said fines could be necessary in order to enforce self-isolation rules.

Speaking to the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme, he said: 'We're not saying people shouldn't see their friends but there does need to be a degree of self-discipline, of restriction to deal with the challenges we are facing.'

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster also responded to criticism of the Government's anti-Covid crackdown, saying people can only have freedom if it is exercised 'responsibly'.

NOTTINGHAM: Revellers flock to city centre bars to enjoy a night out before coronavirus rules change on Monday. Crowds of people flocked to bars and pubs in the city. Long queues were seen outside a number of bars with social distancing at a minimum

NOTTINGHAM: Revellers flock to city centre bars to enjoy a night out before coronavirus rules change on Monday. Crowds of people flocked to bars and pubs in the city. Long queues were seen outside a number of bars with social distancing at a minimum

LONDON: People enjoying a night out in Leicester Square in London's West End ahead of new social distancing rules coming in

LONDON: People enjoying a night out in Leicester Square in London's West End ahead of new social distancing rules coming in

NOTTINGHAM: Revellers flock to city centre bars to enjoy a night out before coronavirus rules change on Monday

NOTTINGHAM: Revellers flock to city centre bars to enjoy a night out before coronavirus rules change on Monday

LEEDS: A woman is given a piggie-back across in a road in Leeds, Yorkshire, as people enjoy a final hurrah on the last weekend before rule changes

LEEDS: A woman is given a piggie-back across in a road in Leeds, Yorkshire, as people enjoy a final hurrah on the last weekend before rule changes

LONDON: General view of people enjoying a night out in Soho, in London's West End, shortly after being warned not to have a 'party weekend' by scientific advisers

LONDON: General view of people enjoying a night out in Soho, in London's West End, shortly after being warned not to have a 'party weekend' by scientific advisers

LEEDS: Revellers hit the town in Leeds on the last weekend before the government's tough new 'rule of six' comes into force

LEEDS: Revellers hit the town in Leeds on the last weekend before the government's tough new 'rule of six' comes into force

LEEDS: A group of women in Leeds, Yorkshire, hit the two on the final night of freedom before new rules are introduced for social distancing

LEEDS: A group of women in Leeds, Yorkshire, hit the two on the final night of freedom before new rules are introduced for social distancing

LEEDS: Revellers take to the town in Leeds for one final hurrah for now as new social distancing restrictions come into place on Monday

LEEDS: Revellers take to the town in Leeds for one final hurrah for now as new social distancing restrictions come into place on Monday

LONDON: General view of people enjoying a night out in Soho, in London's West End as people have been warned against having a 'party weekend

LONDON: General view of people enjoying a night out in Soho, in London's West End as people have been warned against having a 'party weekend

LEEDS: A group of people head to a bar in Leeds, Yorkshire as the UK heads for new rules banning groups of more than six people from gathering

LEEDS: A group of people head to a bar in Leeds, Yorkshire as the UK heads for new rules banning groups of more than six people from gathering

'I don't want to see fines being levied but even more I do not want to see people behaving in a way that puts the most vulnerable at risk,' Mr Gove told the Today programme this morning. 'Well there are restrictions, and I love freedom, but the one thing I think is even more important is that you exercise freedom with responsibility.

Student, 19, who threw house party for 50 people that saw him fined £10,000 apologises

By Raven Saunt

A 19-year-old student who hosted a house party for 50 people fined £ 10,000 has apologized after claiming he invited "only" 25 people, but things were "getting out of hand." ".

The teenage host had become 'hostile' when council community protection officers were called to the house in Harlaxton Drive in Lenton, Nottingham, at around 7pm on Friday.

A short time later the police were called and found around 50 people at the address near the university, all of whom were asked to leave.

Officers claim the young man was given the opportunity to end the party on Friday before the heavy fine was imposed on him.

He has since apologised for his actions but refused to say whether he will pay or appeal the fine, or who will end up picking up the tab, if the appeal is unsuccessful.

The fine comes just days before new rules come into effect, which allow only six people to meet at a time.

There are currently six students living on the property who did not wish to be identified.

But after the incident, one said, “It was supposed to be a small gathering with friends and it got out of hand.

“We had invited 25 people and it was outside in the garden and wanted to end at 11pm. We tried to create social distance, but then people would invite their friends and so on.

"It's gotten out of hand and we're really sorry."

Police said if he fails to pay or contests the fine he will appear before a court.

'When you are exercising freedom, you should do so in a way that does not do harm to others.'

As people gathered in the streets to party, Greater Manchester Police said they closed down illegal gatherings at properties in Altrincham and Flixton on Saturday night, as well as a large gathering of around 70 people in Mottram.

Fixed penalty notices were issued at each of the incidents as current rules only allow groups of up to 30 to meet.

The interventions came just hours after officers attended a gathering at an address in Stockport which had 45 people in attendance, and another address in north Manchester which they had been called to on two previous occasions.

Earlier, Nottinghamshire Police issued a teenager with a £10,000 fine for hosting a house party in Lenton, which saw more than 50 guests gather at a home on Harlaxton Drive.

The force said if the 19-year-old man fails to pay or contests the fine he will appear before a court.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper, from Nottinghamshire Police, warned anyone thinking of hosting parties ahead of the changes on Monday – when social gatherings in England will be limited to groups of six people both indoors and outdoors – to think again or face the consequences.

He said: 'We need to all remember we are very much still in the middle of a global pandemic and we all need to take responsibility for our actions.

“I want to send a clear message to anyone who is thinking of deliberately throwing parties tonight or tomorrow evening before the rules change, so as not to please.

'We are not afraid to use the full powers we have and we will not tolerate those who are deliberately putting other people's lives in danger.'

As hundreds of Britons enjoyed a final weekend of freedom, police bosses urged people to look after each other and avoid a 'party weekend' before the restrictions are implemented.

John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: 'There is a real risk some members of the public will take advantage of the current situation and treat this weekend as a party weekend ahead of the tighter restrictions being introduced on Monday.

'Alcohol and warm weather are not a good combination at the best of times. Using the current situation as an opportunity and excuse to party would be incredibly irresponsible and put pressure not only on policing, but potentially on the ambulance service and NHS.

'We are in the grip of a deadly pandemic and we have seen cases increasing over recent weeks. Policing is under pressure like never before, but my colleagues will give enforcement notices if they feel it's appropriate, and we make no apology for doing so.'

LONDON: Revellers enjoy a night of freedom in Soho tonight ahead of the government's new rule of six which comes into force from Monday

LONDON: Revellers enjoy a night of freedom in Soho tonight ahead of the government's new rule of six which comes into force from Monday

LONDON: Large crowds gathered around a keyboard player in London's popular Leicester Square on Saturday, September 12

LONDON: Large crowds gathered around a keyboard player in London's popular Leicester Square on Saturday, September 12

LONDON: A couple wearing masks are seen in front of crowds on Saturday, September 12,  in London, England ahead of the rule changes

LONDON: A couple wearing masks are seen in front of crowds on Saturday, September 12,  in London, England ahead of the rule changes

LONDON: People are seen eating and drinking at seats in the street outside a restaurant in the capital, as a sign warns of temporary Covid-19 restrictions

LONDON: People are seen eating and drinking at seats in the street outside a restaurant in the capital, as a sign warns of temporary Covid-19 restrictions

LONDON: Groups sit at tables in London's Soho district on Saturday night. The area is popular among revellers in the capital

LONDON: Groups sit at tables in London's Soho district on Saturday night. The area is popular among revellers in the capital

LONDON: Revellers walk through London's Chinatown in the city's West End as people enjoy one last night of freedom in the capital

LONDON: Revellers walk through London's Chinatown in the city's West End as people enjoy one last night of freedom in the capital

LONDON: Revellers enjoy a night of freedom in Soho tonight ahead of the government's new rule of six which comes into force from Monday

LONDON: Revellers enjoy a night of freedom in Soho tonight ahead of the government's new rule of six which comes into force from Monday

LONDON: Earlier in the day groups of people had met around tables in the streets of Soho in London ahead of new rules limiting gatherings to six

LONDON: Earlier in the day groups of people had met around tables in the streets of Soho in London ahead of new rules limiting gatherings to six

LONDON: Groups of people met and sat around tables in London's Soho district to enjoy a drink in the streets of the popular nightlife hot-spot

LONDON: Groups of people met and sat around tables in London's Soho district to enjoy a drink in the streets of the popular nightlife hot-spot

LONDON: A group of people wearing tour headphones and some with cans of drink walk through London on Saturday

LONDON: A group of people wearing tour headphones and some with cans of drink walk through London on Saturday

Elsewhere, would-be revellers were encouraged to stay home as Birmingham became the latest city to be hit with localised lockdown rules after the number of coronavirus patients being admitted to hospitals doubled in a week.

From Tuesday, more than 1.5million people in Birmingham and neighbouring Solihull and Sandwell will be banned from mixing with anyone outside of their own household in private homes, pubs, restaurants or in gardens.

Yesterday, police officers told the Telegraph they fear Britain will resemble the 'last days of Rome' after this weekend amid a storm of decadent planned pre-lockdown parties.

One officer, based in the north east of England, said: 'We are worried this weekend is going to be like the last days of Rome.

'If people think they are not going to be allowed to go out and enjoy themselves for the next few months, they are going to go crazy and we will be left picking up the pieces.'

Britons have promised to run riot and enjoy one last knees-up with friends before Mr Johnson's stringent new coronavirus restrictions come into force.

Many are having to cancel parties after warnings of a rapid increase in infections among people in their teens, 20s and 30s – but fears have risen that some will take the weekend as an opportunity to run wild despite the ongoing pandemic.

A senior officer said they were not sure if police had the resources to meet the challenge of thousands of people ignoring restrictions this weekend.

Chairman of the Police Federation in West Yorkshire, Brian Booth, added officers were 'flat out again doing the everyday things such as dealing with stabbings, shootings, drug dealers, missing people etc'.

'If we are going to be asked to focus on enforcement, something else will have to give,' he said.

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