Sheffield New Year’s Eve party with 70 people rammed into tiny flat shut down by police

A New Year’s Eve party with more than 70 people was shut down by police in Sheffield.

Friday, 1st January 2021, 7:32 am

Police were forced to put a halt to the huge party in a Sheffield flat ‘big enough for six’ people before issuing all revellers fixed penalty notices.

Under Tier 3 rules, people are banned from meeting anyone indoors who they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.

The government has warned that police will break up any illegal gathering of large groups and issue fines.

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A cordon of police tape (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

A fixed penalty notice of £200 could be issued for the first offence but this can double for further offences up to a maximum of 30 people.

However, police have the power to issue fines of £10,000 to anyone holding an illegal gathering of over 30 people.

A police spokesperson said: “70+ people in a flat big enough for 6!!!! Not sure we need to say anything else really! All issued fixed penalty tickets!”