Manchester police warns people after 660 house and street parties shut down

Manchester police warns people after 660 house and street parties shut down

Great Manchester Police has warned people to stay home and not breach lockdown rules, as it had to break up 660 parties during the pandemic.

There were 1,132 coronavirus-related breaches reported between 25 March and 7 April, the force said.

That included 494 house parties – some with DJs, fireworks and bouncy castles – and 166 street parties, BBC reports.

The region’s deputy mayor for policing and crime, Beverley Hughes, said the number coronavirus-related incidents had risen considerably.