Coronavirus: Up to 60 people at Sydney house party face fines

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

About 60 people could be fined $1000 each for breaching coronavirus restrictions in Sydney’s west after a house party spun out of control leading to 30 arrests.

There were complaints about a noisy party at a property on Nottingham Street, Schofields, on Saturday about 11.30pm and when police visited they found more than 60 people inside.

The organisers and partygoers were found to be in breach of the 20-person limit currently in place under the NSW Public Health Act to stop the spread of coronavirus.

A file photo of a group of people holding up cups of beer. Dozens of people at a Schofields party in Sydney are expected to be fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions.
A party in Schofields was shutdown with police expecting to fine about 60 people. Source: Getty Images, file

Police called in officers from Mt Druitt, Hawkesbury, Blacktown, The Hills and Nepean along with Police airwing, PolAir and a team from the Dog Unit because many of the people at the party were “intoxicated”, NSW Police said.

A brawl broke out between 15 people at the party and police used capsicum spray.

Three males were hospitalised – two with minor injuries and another due to an alcohol-related issue.

Thirty people were also arrested for failing to adhere to move-on directions.

Police also intend to issue up to 60 fines of $1000 each to people breaching the coronavirus gathering rules.

Officers have been told the Nottingham Street property was booked via an online rental company.

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