Punch drunk! Moment booze-fuelled students brawl as thousands enjoy first day of Rule of Six freedoms in Nottingham park
- Shocking footage shows the moment a brawl breaks out in a Nottingham park
- Crowds can be seen gathering around as the students throw punches at centre
- Many people were seen filming the drink-fuelled fight on their mobile phones
- It comes on the first day of lockdown restrictions easing and Rule of Six applying
Shocking footage shows the moment students brawled in a sunny park and used bushes as toilets in a flagrant breach of lockdown restrictions.
Large crowds gathered at the Arboretum in Nottingham city centre, where revellers enjoyed packs of beer in the warm weather on Monday afternoon.
But a fight broke out among a group of revellers as onlookers crowded around -despite Boris Johnson warning Britons not to ‘risk the progress we’ve made’ as he said it was ‘vital’ to continue abiding by social distancing rules.
It came as Boris Johnson warned Britons ‘don’t risk the progress we’ve made’ as he said it was ‘vital’ to continue abiding by social distancing rules, as police vowed to continue cracking down on large gatherings (pictured: Nottingham on Monday)
Crowds gathered at popular park in Nottingham on Monday as coronavirus restrictions were eased across England
Britons enjoyed tipples in the sun as the nation raised a glass to the easing of lockdown restrictions on the hottest day of the year so far (pictured: A reveller in a Nottingham park on Monday)
Video of the brawl also shows drink being thrown across the park as the students lock arms with one another.
The mass gathering was seen on the first day of lockdown restrictions easing across the UK.
Groups of up to six people from different households or two full households are now able to meet outside, including private gardens.
It is the first time in four months that groups of six are legally allowed to meet.
One of the Brits in the Nottingham park said: ‘As long as everyone’s following the rules for Covid, it feels alright’.
Another added: ‘Everyone is feeling happy again, and that’s what’s important.’
Asked about the scenes, his friend added: ‘This is how it’s meant to be.’
Footage filmed of the mass gathering in the park shows many ignoring social distancing rules while others were seen not wearing face coverings.
As of today – six people, or two full households – are allowed to meet outside, including in back gardens, for the first time in four months, while the Government’s ‘stay at home’ rule has been replaced with ‘stay local’ (pictured: Nottingham, Monday)
Corona anyone? The Government has confirmed that families can head to the beach or other beauty spots to bask in the late-March sunshine with no limit on the distance they can travel, although Matt Hancock urged people to try to stay local (pictured: Nottingham on Monday)
Britons were seen gathering in large numbers at the Arboretum in Nottingham city centre on Monday amid decent weather
Pictured: A pile of empty cans, bottles and boxes of beer as revellers went to a popular park in Nottingham on Monday
People have also been quick to take advantage of the reintroduction of outdoor sports, with golfers, tennis players and outdoor swimmers already out in force – while others took to Twitter to announce their plans to have drinks (pictured: Nottingham on Monday)
The revellers also left behind piles of rubbish and empty cans, bottles and boxes on the grass.
Others were seen using the park as a toilet after their day of drinking outside in the sunshine.
One man was seen climbing a tree and testing the strength of the branches as a group of mates watched on from below.
The scenes come as Boris Johnson warned Britons, ‘don’t risk the progress we’ve made’ as he said it was ‘vital’ to continue abiding by social distancing rules, as police vowed to continue cracking down on large gatherings.