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The 19 year old student threw a house party for 50 people which was fined £ 10,000


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 youthful host had become "hostile" when local council officials were called to the house on 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.

Since then, he has apologized for his actions and admitted that things are "out of control".

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

The youthful host had become "hostile" when local council officials were called to the house on Harlaxton Drive in Lenton, Nottingham (pictured) at around 7pm on Friday

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."

The group did not want to discuss the £ 10,000 fine.

Nottinghamshire Police Department Deputy Superintendent Steve Cooper said officers are ready to use "the full weight of the law" to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city and county.

He added: “We all need to remember that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and that we must all take responsibility for our actions.

“This party was a clear example of a householder who has deliberately broken the rules without caring about others, and as a result, we have used full powers to deal with it.

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 (Harlaxton Drive in the picture).

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 (Harlaxton Drive in the picture).

& # 39; Under the current rules, we can impose fines on anyone holding gatherings of more than 30 people, which can result in fines of up to £ 10,000.

"And now we are about to tighten the rules so that there can be no more than six meetings."

Amy English, City Central City Government Police Inspector, added, "Residents have been fairly warned that we will not tolerate anyone breaking the laws and regulations related to coronavirus restrictions.

"In this case, the resident also had the option to close the party when they were first visited by our fellow councilors."

Public health chiefs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire said the highest increase in new cases was among those aged 18 to 35 and that they could potentially expose friends, family members and some of the most vulnerable members of the community to the virus.

Lenton residents, who reported the house party to the police at around 10:20 pm on Friday, described the scene as a few partygoers using the police's excuse: "We're just students."

Realtor Angela Robins, who has lived in the area for more than 20 years, said, “I started counting them – it was four, then three, and I lost the count when I was 20.

& # 39; It was a stream of people. They went from the garden to the house. I am glad that fine happened because they have a lesson to be taught. Explain this to your parents.

& # 39; This is needed to give an example. It's also about respecting the neighborhood, not just the lockdown.

“I grew up in this area and it's getting worse and worse and when the students say it's full of students (on this street), it's rubbish. It doesn't give you the right to party all the time.

“There are still a lot of residents here. I think this fine will shake them up. & # 39;

Officers claim the teenager was given the opportunity to end the party on Friday before the fine was issued (archive image)

Officers claim the teenager was given the opportunity to end the party on Friday before the fine was issued (archive image)

Kate Loewenthal, chairwoman of the Lenton Drives and Neighbors Residents' Association who lives in the area, said locals are not "anti-students" but want to make sure there is no Covid-19 spike.

She said, “I would never wish anyone that £ 10,000 fine, but there has to be a message going out. It's about saving lives.

“Many of them who broke up with this party will move on to other parties and it could spread. I was really impressed with the police reaction last night.

“It started pretty early and we saw people from 7pm, which was unusual. There were a few taxis but mostly pedestrian. & # 39;

The Community Protection Officers of Nottingham City Council were initially present, but were hostile by the organizer and the police were called in for assistance.

Officers found about 50 people in the address, all of whom were ordered to leave. The inmate was later fined.

Police said if he fails to pay this fine or denies it, he will appear in court.

ACC Cooper from the Nottinghamshire Police Department said: “We must all remember that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and that we must all take responsibility for our actions.

“This party was a clear example of a householder who has deliberately broken the rules without caring about others, and as a result we have used full powers to deal with it.

& # 39; Under the current rules, we can impose fines on anyone holding gatherings of more than 30 people, which can result in fines of up to £ 10,000.

“And now we're about to tighten the rules so that there can't be more than six meetings.

“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.

"As we have shown here, we are not afraid to use the full powers we have, and we will not tolerate those who intentionally endanger other people's lives."

Do you know the host or do you see the party? Email: raven.saunt@mailonline.co.uk

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