By Alex Glenn • 30 November 2020 • 10:01
STUDENT lockdown party goes wrong when 80 people become trapped while breaching COVID-19 restrictions in Manchester.
The Fire and rescue service, police and paramedics were called to the Unsworth Park halls of residence on Chancellors Way in Manchester on Saturday night at around 2 am. The students of Manchester University became trapped at their own party after a door became stuck.
Firefighters came to the rescue and had to use a sledgehammer and an axe to gain access and free the students, taking the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service about 2 hours.
Paul Savill, Chief Superintendent, said, “we’re continuing to work closely with the University of Manchester to encourage students to follow government legislation to stop the spread of coronavirus and ensure the safety of our communities.
“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this particular gathering and are looking to issue those responsible with retrospective fixed penalty notices for the breach of coronavirus legislation.”
The COVID-19 restrictions have been ignored on more than one occasion, and so far the police have issued nearly 200 fixed penalty notices for breaches in the restrictions to students.
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