Rowdy scenes at illegal Leicester street party days before lockdown brought back – Latest News

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Several people appear to be drinking booze as they bob along to the music.

In the clip, around 200 ravers are packed tight together – much closer than social distancing permits – in the Highfields area of the city and dance to music from a sound system that has been set-up in the street.

This video shows young people attend an illegal street party in Leicester which is now the area worst-hit by coronavirus in the whole UK and has been forced into a new local lockdown

This ‘rave’ in Leicester happened days before lockdown was brought back in the city

A huge crowd gathered to dance and drink on Sunday night, locals claim

A shocking video shows a street party in full swing in Leicester, just days before the city was told it must enforce a new coronavirus lockdown for at least two weeks.

A fuming local, who didn’t want to be named, told The Sun that the party was so loud it disturbed local people and moaned that thoughtless party-goers left behind their waste.

More footage, recorded later that night, shows revellers bounce to the beat and sing in unison as the celebration gets more raucous.

“Someone had even brought a sound system and speakers – the music was so loud.

They said: “There were hundreds of young people on Oxendon Walk dancing and singing until late.

“People haven’t taken lockdown seriously at all around here so I’m not surprised there have been so many cases of the virus.

“And it isn’t the first party in Highfields.

“My mum even tried to start clearing them up because she didn’t know what they were. It’s a disgrace.”

“The day after the party the street was littered with hippy crack [nitrous oxide]canisters.

A second local resident, Fiona Gales, told the title: “There have been street parties all over the city for weeks – people don’t give a s***.”

There are now fears 35 other places could be forced into lockdown due to localised spikes.

Leicester became the UK’s first city to be forced to adopt a “local lockdown” by the government after a surge in coronavirus cases – with rates of infection three times higher than the second-next highest local area.

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