Police break up gathering of 30 'aggressive' teenagers breaching Covid rules in Stokes Bay

Vomit and broken glass was found after police broke up a gathering of ‘very rude’ teenagers breaching Covid regulations this weekend.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 11:56 am

A group of more than 30 people were gathered at Stokes Bay on Friday night.

Officers who attended the scene described them as being ‘very rude and aggressive’.

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Rubbish left behind by the group of teenagers. Picture: Gosport Police via Twitter

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One person was arrested and another was issued with a summons for breaching Covid-19 regulations.

In a post on Twitter, Gosport Police wrote: ‘Last night, officers attended a gathering of more than 30 teenagers at Stokes Bay.

‘An 18-year-old Gosport male, who had earlier been spoken to and warned by police, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

Broken glass left at the scene. Picture: Gosport Police via Twitter

‘Another member of the group was reported for summons, relating to a fixed penalty notice for breaching Covid-19 regulations.

‘One of our attending officers said, 'the group were very rude and aggressive and the mess left behind was disgusting'. Our officers should not have to, and will not, tolerate this type of behaviour. It is not acceptable and will be dealt with accordingly.

The account continued: ‘Not that it was their responsibility to do so, but the attending officers were keen to clear up the mess. However, due to the amount of vomit and broken glass, they weren't equipped to do so, hence why some of you have noticed it still there.

‘We often get the group in question to clean up their own mess, prior to them leaving an area. However, it was not appropriate to do so on this occasion. The officers simply wanted the group dispersed in order to prevent any further disorder from arising.’

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