60 people to be fined for breaching Covid-19 rules at massive house party

POLICE have called for backup to break up a massive party in Sydney overnight, with 60 people now facing fines for breaching coronavirus protocols.

Officers were called to a home along Nottingham Street in Schofields around 11.30pm, following noise complaints about the gathering.

Police report more than 60 people were found at the property, in breach of the coronavirus restrictions.


Currently in New South Wales, outdoor gatherings can have no more than 20 people.

Officers called for backup from multiple neighbouring commands, as well as the Police Airwing, PolAir, and the Dog Unit to try and manage the drunk crowd.

A brawl broke out inside the home involving 15 people, with officers going inside and deploying OC spray.

Two men had to be taken to hospital for minor injuries sustained in the brawl, while a third was hospitalised for intoxication.

Police say they intend to issue up to 60 people with Penalty Infringement Notices of $1,000.

While 30 people were arrested after refusing a move-on direction. 15 of those were taken to Riverstone Police Station where their identities were verified.

The house had been booked via an online rental company.

Inquiries are continuing.

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You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.


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