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Illegal house party causes chaos as 160 guests party till 3am without social distancing or wearing masks in North London

AN ILLEGAL house party caused chaos in North London after 160 guests partied without social distancing or masks until 3am.

Police were called to an Airbnb property in Tavistock Terrace, Archway on Friday night after party-goers crammed into the home.

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Some 50 police officers were called to an illegal house party at a home in North London on Friday night
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Some 50 police officers were called to an illegal house party at a home in North London on Friday nightCredit: PA:Press Association
Neighbours say there was 'no social distancing' - and attendees didn't wear masks
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Neighbours say there was 'no social distancing' - and attendees didn't wear masksCredit: YouTube

And elsewhere, officers in Gloucestershire battled to shut down a huge illegal rave in a well-known beauty spot.

Footage recorded by furious neighbours of the Islington party shows dozens of people in the garden of the terraced house.

Many aren't wearing masks, and there are no attempts by guests to keep away from each other.

The video shows officers going into the property and trying to move people on.

In the end, Met Police bosses were forced to shut down the property altogether to keep people away.

One neighbour said more than 50 officers helped to break up the event.

No arrests were made.

Officers later issued a 'closure order' on the property, which stops people from going back inside.

One neighbour posted a video recorded at around 2.30am on YouTube.

They told MailOnline: "The people who came had no respect for the neighbours around them, nor any respect quarantine or social distancing rules."

AIRBNB RAVE KEPT NEIGHBOURS AWAKE UNTIL 3AM

He said the property had been let out on Airbnb and guests "took advantage by holding a gigantic party that quickly got out of hand".

A Met Police spokeswoman said officers were called to Tavistock Terrace shortly after 11.50pm on July 31 to reports of a "large gathering of people playing loud music".

"Officers attended and spoke with the organisers, asking them to close the event," the spokeswoman said.

"A closure notice was enacted.

"Officers stayed on the scene while those attending began to disperse."

Chief Superintendent Roy Smith tweeted: "Officers out this evening closing down illegal and antisocial parties playing loud music into the early hours, packed groups of 150+ people risking the spread of Covid-19 and keeping poor families with young children awake at 3am."

And in Gloucestershire, a 'large' number of people gathered in the Forest of Dean for a rave last night.

Police struggled to shut down the event, and admitted this morning it would take "some time" to break up the party.

Gloucestershire Constabulary said in a tweet: "Police are currently in the Forest of Dean near to Speculation Car Park dispersing a rave.

"People are advised not to attend the area due to safety and Covid risks."

Hundreds of raves have been held across the country during lockdown.

Brits are even using Bitcoin to pay their way into the huge illegal block parties.

Police were also called to break up a huge rave in the Forest of Dean
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Police were also called to break up a huge rave in the Forest of DeanCredit: Alamy

 

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