Covid Scotland: How often police have broken up house parties

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Information has been released on how Police Scotland have broken up house parties in all Local Authority areas across the country.

The data looks at how many times officers dispersed gatherings and issued Fixed Penalty Notices under the new powers which were brought in to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Police were given the power to break up house parties breaching social gathering rules on August 28 last year.

Since then, almost 6,000 Fixed Penalty Notices (FTN) have been handed out and 361 people have been arrested.

The worst offending area for this was Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with 4,794 people being asked to leave parties since August 28 – and 21,466 since lockdown began on March 27, 2020.

The worst offending local division for people being issued fines was Glasgow’s North West – with 675 FTNs issued.

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