Police warn Burnley and Pendle residents not to ignore lockdown rules by holding house parties

The plea has been issued after officers spent last night dealing with the aftermath of revellers.

Police are also urging residents to continue to abide by all other regulations.

As reported yesterday, stricter COVID-19 lockdown measures have been announced for seven wards in Pendle and Brierfield.

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The new measures, seen as a targeted intervention, were instigated by the Department of Health and Social Care in a bid to curb the continued spread of coronavirus in certain areas of Pendle.

Police issue plea asking people not to hold house parties

The Pendle wards affected are Bradley, Clover Hill, Walverden, Whitefield, Marsden, Southfield and Brierfield.

The restrictions remain unchanged in Burnley.

Earlier today, a spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police posted on its Facebook page: "Team 1 have been out and about since the crack of dawn this morning dealing with the aftermath of last night’s revellers and more so far.

"We know it can be a bit of a nightmare keeping up with all the latest with the Covid updates, but please refrain from having house parties and bob a mask on where needed (if you’re able to). I don’t think that’s too big an ask.

"Of course we are still going to be dealing with the crimes reported and prioritising things appropriately, but just make it that little bit easier by making it so we don’t need to go breaking up parties and mass gatherings by, you know, not having them in the first place.

"Spend a bit of time with those that you live with, whack a bit of Netflix on or marathon a box-set or two."