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Scotland reports over 300 house parties with 14 arrests

by LLB political Reporter
28th Sep 20 1:23 pm

Over the weekend coronavirus regulations were breached as more than 300 house parties took place, and Police Scotland made 14 arrests.

Police Scotland issued at least 101 fixed penalties, and had to force entry into homes on three occasions and made a total of 14 arrests.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said, “There is no doubt that house parties or house gatherings are not permitted and there can be no excuse for arranging, attending, or hosting a house party.

“It is against the law.

“Where officers encounter blatant, wilful, or persistent breaches, we will take decisive action to enforce the law.”

 Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said during her daily press briefing that on Sunday a further 222 coronavirus infections were recorded.

She said, “I do want to immediately add a note of caution around these figures.

“As you will have spotted, 222 is the lowest number of cases we have seen for some time and, to be frank with you, this is a lower number than we would have expected to see today.

“It is likely to be a ‘weekend effect’, indeed reported cases on a Monday… are often lower than on other days.

“Just to be sure I have asked Public Health Scotland to check there are no other issues that may have impacted on the reporting of the figure.”

122 more people were admitted to hospital with 16 in intensive care.

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