A PORT Macquarie man has been fined $1000 under COVID-19 Public Health Orders after a large party was shutdown by police on the Mid North Coast at the weekend.
Officers from Mid North Coast Police District attended a field on Boyters Lane, Jerseyville, about 10.30pm on Saturday, August 29, following reports of a large party.
On arrival, police observed at least 80 people inside a shed who were allegedly displaying little regard for current health advice.
After officers attempted to disperse the crowd, many attendees allegedly became aggressive towards them and threw glass bottles.
The officers retreated outside to await back-up, but the group began to disperse leaving a small number who were packing up electrical equipment.
Following further inquiries, a 22-year-old Port Macquarie man and a 24-year-old West Kempsey woman were advised they would receive a $1000 PIN, while a 14-year-old boy was given a warning under the Young Offenders Act.
Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.
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