Police urge public not to attend mass gatherings in parks this weekend

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 10:49 -- Editor

Police are warning the public that mass gatherings in parks organised for today on social media are in conflict with health regulations, and that 'appropriate policing operations' will be in place.

In a statement, police said: "Police are aware of social media posts encouraging mass gatherings in a number of Parks this Saturday 16 May. Organising or attending any such gathering not only puts participants and those people using the parks at risk, but is in direct conflict with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020. Police advise organisers to be responsible and cancel this event. We also strongly advise against anyone considering attending."