Police patrols mounted after mass gatherings in Sheffield suburb as DJs play for crowds
Police patrols were mounted in a Sheffield suburb last night after mass gatherings earlier in the week at which DJs played to the crowds.
South Yorkshire Police were called to Bolehills on Wednesday night after reports of large crowds and DJs performing.
The force said officers found around 100 people gathered and a hunt is under way for the organiser, who faces a £10,000 fine.
In a statement after last night’s patrols, South Yorkshire Police said: “(On Wednesday) at around 5.40pm we received reports of a large gathering at Bolehill Recreation Ground in Sheffield whereby over 100 people were congregated.
“Officers from the Walkley North West Neighbourhood Policing Team have carried out extra patrols throughout the area tonight (Thursday) and will be doing so into the weekend, ensuring people are adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions.“This evening, five groups of six or more have been dispersed, with those remaining adhering to the current guidelines.”