Large gatherings broken up across UK but police say vast majority of people stuck to the rules
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Police made a number of arrests and issued dozens of fines for New Year’s Eve parties and large gatherings that breached strict tier 4 Covid regulations across the UK, but officers said the vast majority of people stuck to the rules.
Parties were broken up in Brighton, Sheffield, Essex and London where breaches of stay-at-home guidelines occurred. In Edinburgh, hundreds of people gathered around the castle despite warnings to keep away.