Moment police are called to shut down massive street party with drinks and drugs

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A "massive street party" of 30 to 40 people outside a house in Manchester was shut down by police after they flouted social distancing rules during coronavirus lockdown.

Bodycam footage taken by Greater Manchester Police shows a police officer walking towards the address where a group of people are seen gathering outside a house on a residential street.

Several bottles can be seen on the ground and a number of the group are on bicycles.

According to Manchester Evening News, the police released a 101 audio call.


A person can be heard speaking to the operator: "There’s a massive street party going on here with drugs and drink and everything outside a house.

"There’s 30, 40 people and there’s cars and everything going off.

"Playing football and they’re on bikes and everything."

The informant was asked if those gathered are adults or children.

"No they’re around about 20ish, 25ish. There’s just cars pulling up all the time." the person replies.

It comes as the force launches its #StayHomeSaveLives campaign, encouraging people to social distance and to stay at home during lockdown.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said such behaviour was "completely unacceptable".

He said: "They are putting everybody at risk.

"The vast majority of people in Greater Manchester are observing the guidelines, but we cannot have a situation where we've got people flouting the rules.

"If you are going out and about you are putting at risk the most vulnerable members of our community and you need to have a good hard look at yourself."

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