Coronavirus in Scotland: Man charged after holding Hogmanay party in Renfrewshire

A man has been charged after holding a party on Hogmanay in a flat in Renfrewshire.

Police attended and dispersed the party.
Police attended and dispersed the party.

Police were called to the property in Houston Court, Renfrew, after complaints that a number of people were breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

Officers have confirmed that they attended the incident on the evening of December 31 at the flat and moved a number of people on.

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A 20-year-old man was charged with culpable and reckless conduct and the group of people were dispersed.

On December 30, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reminded that all house parties were banned under coronavirus restrictions.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Around 9.05pm on Thursday, 31 December, officers were called to a report of people gathering in a flat in Houston Court, Renfrew.

"Officers attended, advice was given and the group was dispersed.

"A 20 year-old man was charged with culpable and reckless conduct and a report was forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal."