Police To Hand Out $60,000 Worth Of Fines To People At One Sydney Party
Police are expected to hand out $1,000 fines to 60 people found at a Sydney party on the weekend.
In New South Wales, the limit on the number of people allowed at one property is 20, even though authorities have recommended that be kept at 10 if you can. But clearly some people think that rule is only suggested and decided to have three times the legal limit on Saturday night.
Neighbours were complaining about the noise coming from a home in Schofields and officers arrived to see what all the fuss was about.
A NSW Police statement read: "Assistance was sought from neighbouring commands from Mt Druitt, Hawkesbury, Blacktown, The Hills and Nepean, as well as the Police airwing, PolAir, a team from the Dog Unit, and OSG officers from North West and South West Metropolitan Regions, to manage the crowd many of whom were intoxicated."
When officers arrived they reported seeing a massive fight break out that involved around 15 people. They deployed capsicum spray to help subdue some of the people brawling.
The NSW Police statement added: "Three males were taken to Blacktown Hospital, two for minor injuries sustained in the brawl and a third for the effects of alcohol.
"Police intend to issue up to 60 people with COVID-19-related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) of $1000; 30 people were arrested after refusing a move-on direction, and of those 15 were taken to Riverstone Police Station where their identities were verified.
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"Those 30 people will also be issued with a separate TINS for failing to comply with a move-on direction. Police have been told the house had been booked via an online rental company."
The online rental company website strictly stated no parties were allowed at the property and a penalty of up to $2,300 would be applied if there was a shindig.
You'd think the massive rise in cases across the border in Victoria would make people overly cautious about a second wave in New South Wales, but it's clear that not everyone shares that sentiment.
The NSW Police Minister was completely dismayed at people's actions at the weekend. He told Sunrise: "I'm so disappointed that Sydneysiders who are conscious of what's going on in Melbourne would put themselves into that situation, and put police in that situation.
"Having 60 people jammed into party is just nuts, it was unnecessary and I really hope the Police Commissioner issues 60 on the spot fines to everybody who was there."
Surely a $1,000 fine will make them think twice about having a party again.
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