Key worker assaulted and 11 fines handed out at Scarborough parties over the weekend

Police in Scarborough have continued to find people disregarding new coronavirus rules despite a third lockdown.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 10:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 11:10 am

Over the weekend Scarborough Police were called to several house parties, indoor gatherings and BBQs, all of which had attendees from several different households in clear breach of restrictions.

At one party, 11 fixed penalty notices were handed out and at another, a woman was charged with assaulting an emergency service worker during police attempts to disperse the guests present.

Police reveal photos of illegal house parties - they handed out 171 Covid fines in Scarborough area in DecemberPolice also came across a lot of problems caused by vehicles parked on grass verges, vehicles getting stuck in the snow and car parks full to overflowing at popular walking spots.

Police have encountered overcrowding at popular beauty spots.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Please stay local for your exercise and stay away from crowded places. Visiting busy areas not only puts you and others at risk, but it can also mean valuable emergency service resources are taken up helping stranded motorists and in some cases, meant roads were blocked for those making essential journeys.

"We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe by staying at home and only leaving for essential journeys. Thank you to everyone who continues to do so."