Boozy student carnage at 10pm curfew in Nottingham as city on brink of lockdown


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STUDENTS enjoy a night of carnage and spill out into the streets of Nottingham as the 10pm curfew hits despite fears of a local lockdown.

Fights broke out and officers in face masks were seen trying to disperse the crowds who appear not to be social distancing.

Some students looked worse for wear as others were seen hugging and laughing into the night.

One lad was seen with blood on his face as he was spoken to by cops.

It comes after Nottingham may be one of the next cities plunged in to a local lockdown.

The latest PHE data shows that 1,273 of new coronavirus cases were recorded in Nottingham in the seven days up to October 2.

The city, which is home to Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University, was not previously on PHE’s official Covid watch list.

It has emerged that last week 425 students at the University of Nottingham tested positive for Covid-19.

The figures included 226 students in private accommodation and 106 living in halls of residence. Eight members of staff were also classified as « active confirmed cases ».

Nottingham’s seven-day infection rate is now 382.4 per 100,000 people – a six-fold increase from last week’s 59.5.

It means the city, which is not currently in lockdown, now has a higher infection rate than areas that are subject to tougher restrictions.

Nottingham City Council told locals not to mix households after a sharp rise in Covid cases in the city – while not being under any specific government measures.

The council has asked people in the city to « take urgent steps » and to « not mix indoors with people from other households ».

Alison Challenger, director of public health for Nottingham, said: “The new data from Public Health England confirms there are more cases of Covid-19 in our city than we were aware of last week.

“Our numbers are now significant. Every ward in the city is seeing an increase in cases, matching the rising trend in confirmed cases of Covid-19 nationally.

“This is very worrying for Nottingham and we are working with Public Health England and with all partners in the city today to urgently consider what next steps need to be taken. »

Boris Johnson is considering tough lockdown measures for millions in the North of England as Covid cases soar.

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