Partygoers fined in Jesmond for illegal gathering

Police have charged people over a gathering at Jesmond over the weekend.

Local police broke up a gathering on Saturday night and handed out eight Penalty Infringement Notices to those in attendance.

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Mick Willing, Regional NSW Field Operations said there were 529 infringement notices handed out in just 24 hours.

“I would love to go to a barbecue lunch with my friends and family but now is simply not the time,” he said.

“We are faced with a situation with the delta variant that spreads across young people so its particularly disappointing to see young people breaching the Public Health Order.”

“We need 100 per cent of people to stay at home and comply with the orders, not 90 per cent, 100 per cent.”

Image credit: NSW Police Force