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Police officers were called to "break up a fight" between students at a "house party" at a locked-down halls of residence

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Police officers were called to 'break up a fight' between students at a 'house party' at a locked-down halls of residence
Police officers were called to "break up a fight" between students at a "house party" at a locked-down halls of residence

This is the moment police were called to break up a fight between students at a 'house party' at a locked-down halls of residence.More than 1,500 students at Manchester Met University were asked not to leave their flats and self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak at accommodation blocks.But a video shows police arriving at what appears to be a late-night gathering at the university's Birley Halls of residence - one of those under lockdown.Residents said the students were hosting a house party involving "at least 20 students" when a fight broke out at 4.30am (02/10)Stephen Andrew, 27, lives across the street from the university halls and filmed the moment police officers arrived.The hospitality manager said: "Last night, there was quite a large number of students gathering, going on into the early hours of the morning."There was a lot of fighting that broke out at about 4:30am, to the point where it was actually quite concerning to see."There was at least sort of 20 students involved at the gathering, and about half a dozen were involved in the violence."I was actually the one who called it in to the emergency services and the police turned up very quickly, literally before I'd even hung up the phone."They responded with three vehicles and there were about seven or eight officers."My flatmates and I hadn't been in bed long but the amount of noise and commotion from across the road was enough to wake us up!"Police officers can be seen breaking up the gathering of students at Manchester Metropolitan University's Birley Halls of residence.The gathering comes less than a week after more than 1,500 students at MMU were told not to leave their accommodation and to self isolate for 14 days following a coronavirus outbreak on campus.Last week, students at the Birley and Cambridge Halls went into lockdown following an outbreak of 127 Covid cases.Students reportedly said they only found out when security staff at the gates told them they couldn't leave, and a few days later they were told the lockdown was optional.

This is the moment police were called to break up a fight between students at a 'house party' at a locked-down halls of residence.More than 1,500 students at Manchester Met University were asked not to leave their flats and self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak at accommodation blocks.But a video shows police arriving at what appears to be a late-night gathering at the university's Birley Halls of residence - one of those under lockdown.Residents said the students were hosting a house party involving "at least 20 students" when a fight broke out at 4.30am (02/10)Stephen Andrew, 27, lives across the street from the university halls and filmed the moment police officers arrived.The hospitality manager said: "Last night, there was quite a large number of students gathering, going on into the early hours of the morning."There was a lot of fighting that broke out at about 4:30am, to the point where it was actually quite concerning to see."There was at least sort of 20 students involved at the gathering, and about half a dozen were involved in the violence."I was actually the one who called it in to the emergency services and the police turned up very quickly, literally before I'd even hung up the phone."They responded with three vehicles and there were about seven or eight officers."My flatmates and I hadn't been in bed long but the amount of noise and commotion from across the road was enough to wake us up!"Police officers can be seen breaking up the gathering of students at Manchester Metropolitan University's Birley Halls of residence.The gathering comes less than a week after more than 1,500 students at MMU were told not to leave their accommodation and to self isolate for 14 days following a coronavirus outbreak on campus.Last week, students at the Birley and Cambridge Halls went into lockdown following an outbreak of 127 Covid cases.Students reportedly said they only found out when security staff at the gates told them they couldn't leave, and a few days later they were told the lockdown was optional.

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