Sheffield police filmed arresting Endcliffe Park reveller as crowds party for second night

A Sheffield park was heavily watched by the police on Wednesday as large crowds converged once again to enjoy another day of hot weather.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 9:09 am

This comes after a day in Endcliffe Park turned into chaos as reports of vandalism, fights, fires and massive waste which had to be removed from the area.

An 18-year-old woman was also reportedly raped during the night of chaos and the police are now appealing for information to help in their investigation.

In several videos filmed by senior councillor Shaffaq Mohammed sent to The Star, a man was seen being taken to the police van.

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Another video also shows a group of young people dancing together to loud music - a few metres away from where the police vans were stationed.

About 7,000 sun seekers have thronged the popular city park on Tuesday, resulting in huge piles of rubbish being left behind.

Endcliffe Park’s ‘Mi Amigo’ memorial to 10 US airmen who perished in the Second World War plane crash was also badly damaged.

It has been reported that vandals had ripped the memorial’s two biggest flags off their poles so they couldn’t be reused and then dumped them on the floor.

Police at Endcliffe Park - Credit: Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed

The police said the park would be closely monitored to avoid the repeat of Tuesday’s performance.

Many had also called for the park to be closed, criticising some of those who visited the park breached Covid rules, which currently allow a maximum of six people to meet outdoors.

The rules were relaxed on Monday as part of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.

The rubbish clear up at Endcliffe Park. Picture: Chris Etchells

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