Rule of six: police disperse wave of illegal parties before new limit

Dozens sent home and fines issued, with up to 70 people caught attending gathering in Mottram, Greater Manchester

Police have dispersed illegal gatherings overnight as revellers make the most of the final weekend before “rule of six” coronavirus restrictions come into force.

Greater Manchester police said they closed down illegal gatherings at properties in Altrincham and Flixton on Saturday night, as well as a large gathering of around 70 people in Mottram.

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