Middlesbrough: Police respond to a street party with Bingo, BBQ & no social distancing

Police are reminding people that lockdown regulations have not been lifted and that people need to abide by the regulations in order to keep others safe. 

Officers this afternoon, Monday 4th May, attended Millbrook Avenue in the Brambles Farm area of Middlesbrough, whereby it was reported that around 20-25 people were in the street having a party. 

Two men aged 20 were arrested on suspicion of public order offences and a number of people were issued with warnings for breaching COVID-19 regulations. Both males have been taken into police custody. 

Chief Superintendent Thom McLoughlin, Head of Local Policing at Cleveland Police, said: “The Force has not relaxed the government lockdown rules and we continue to patrol our four districts to ensure people are complying with the regulations. Let me be clear, we understand that this is a difficult time, but we must do what we can to protect loved ones and key workers who are risking their lives to save others. 

“Where appropriate, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action in order to protect people within our communities and we have dedicated patrols on duty 24 hours a day to ensure that these regulations are complied with.”

Officers are again reminding members of the public that they can only undertake essential journeys and that people need to stay at home in order to protect others and protect the NHS. 

More information on the regulations can be found at www.gov.uk

Please stay at home and play your part #StayHomeSaveLives