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Cops were scrambled to break up parties at a top Scots university’s main student block last night.
Officers from Police Scotland said they dispersed “numerous” groups at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls where about 1,900 live.
Scots scholars have been told to steer clear of pubs, parties and restaurants in a bid to stem a surge in coronavirus outbreaks on campus.
Cops were deployed to the halls after being tipped-off with concerns parties were breaching regulations with more than one household mixing indoors.
Insp David Hughes told BBC Scotland: “Police Scotland attended and we’ve spoken to a number of the parties and dispersed those individuals.
“[Officers] provided education and advice as to what is and what isn’t in line with current regulations.”
There were reports at least one of the blocks at the halls has been put into “lockdown” following a confirmed case of Covid-19.
“We have had some people who were unhappy with the regulations – but more the laws that are in force currently rather than the police response.
He said officers had broken up a number of small parties of five to seven students with revellers “clearly not from the same household.”
The officer added: “It must feel strange to people of that age and you can understand their frustrations in relation to the current regulations but overall the reason that that’s there is to protect the health of the United Kingdom.”
Deputy chief constable Will Kerr said: “It was generally a good night and the vast majority of people complied with the regulations and I thank them for that.”
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