Cops break up illegal rave with 300 people in Huddersfield and SEVENTY parties in Birmingham despite lockdown threat

COPS broke up an illegal rave with 300 people in Huddersfield and 70 other parties in Birmingham despite a looming lockdown threat.

Officers were pelted with missiles as they busted the huge gathering in Huddersfield last night.

Thankfully no cops were injured as revellers turned "hostile" towards them.

West Yorkshire Police said they turned off the music and seized the equipment – with locals breaking out into "applause".

A spokesperson said: "On Saturday evening, officers deployed to an illegal rave that was taking place in Deighton, Huddersfield.

"When officers arrived there were around 300 persons present many of whom were hostile and missiles were thrown at officers.

Two police cars were damaged and four people aged between 28 and 57 arrested after a gathering of 50 people in Bolton last night.

Revellers pitched a gazebo and blasted music from loud speakers – with one hurling an object at a police car before attempting to flee.

And 150 youngsters in a coronavirus hotspot were also sent home by cops after holding a rave on a reservoir.

Lancashire police slammed the revellers for heading off "back to families to possibly pass the virus on" after the party between Blackburn and Bolton.

In Birmingham, which is facing a local lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus cases, 70 raves were attended by police last night.

One party even had two marquees and a DJ as revellers partied in the street.

A large house party was among those broken up by cops – with Birmingham Police urging locals to remember there is still a pandemic.

The force tweeted: "Please stick to Government guidelines and keep safe.

"Great work by our #OpReliant teams tonight who have responded to over 70 street and house parties and other unlicensed events so far.

"Most people understand why we are doing this – stay safe – don't risk spreading the virus."

Shocking drone images last week showed more than 200 revellers at an illegal rave in Birmingham.

Police across the UK now have the power to slap ravers with £10,000 fines for hosting illegal parties.

It comes as Birmingham was placed on the government's watch list after a jump in new Covid-19 infections.

The city has seen a rise in cases from 22.4 to 30.0 – with 321 new cases in the last seven days.

This is more than double figures from a fortnight ago when 11 cases per 100,000 were recorded in the city.

The new laws have doubled the fines for people hosting illegal parties of more than 30 people.

Even just attending a large gathering can land party-goers with a fine of up to £3,200 in a bid to crackdown on the raves.

It came as a woman left a cop bleeding after biting a female officer on the arm in Manchester.

The cop ended up having to "forcibly" pull her arm from the thug's mouth and required treatment in hospital.

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