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Large gathering in South Mimms

13 Jan 2021

Officers have received a number of reports this evening of a large gathering at an address in Blanche Lane, South Mimms. Officers are currently at the scene and issuing COVID fines. Music equipment and alcohol have been seized and a Section 35 dispersal order has been put in place.

A person has also been arrested after an officer was injured while dealing with the incident.

Inspector Kio Bozorgi said: “This is completely unacceptable behaviour and I would like to reassure the community that action is being taken. Police have a variety of powers to their disposal which include powers of entry into premises to disrupt such activity.

“With daily deaths over 1000, there is no good excuse to be breaking the lockdown rules. We all have a duty to protect our NHS and help save lives and I would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to do the right thing and respect the rules. Further enquiries will take place to establish the circumstances of this incident but I would like to remind you that renting accommodation in order to have a music event or gathering is not tolerated at this present time and lease holders found responsible will be prosecuted.”

Please inform police if you see the following:

  • Social media messages advertising a large gathering
  • People unloading sound equipment
  • Cropped bolts on gates
  • Flattened or disturbed hedgerows
  • People in vehicles stopping to look into a field
  • People climbing over a fence or gate to look into a field
  • Vehicles entering fields or open spaces

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, launch an online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101. If you believe a crime is in action, or someone’s life is in danger, then please always dial 999.

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