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Bank holiday 'played out safely'

Police have thanked the public for their continued co-operation as the first bank holiday weekend with eased lockdown restrictions passed peacefully.

Pubs, bars and restaurants offering outdoor services have been open since 12 April when Step 2 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown was introduced.

Additional police resources were in place for the bank holiday weekend, which typically sees more people out and about and venues busier.

Local authorities focused on making sure venues were adhering to the guidelines, with routine visits made to business premises, supported by officers.

Superintendent Nathan Clark said: “We’ve seen good levels of compliance this weekend with the public and venues taking their responsibilities seriously, which we thank them for.

“Bank holidays tend to be busier than normal weekends and businesses that did open were busy, with numbers tapering in the evening.

“While the weather probably played a part in this, it was encouraging to see that the majority of people were continuing to stick to the guidelines and play it safe.”

Officers were called to an address in Northgate Street following reports of a house party on Saturday. Officers arrived to find 28 people inside a flat the resident was given an £800 fine.

Meanwhile, Norwich City Football Club's Championship title win also passed off peacefully, with a number of fans going to Carrow Road on Saturday (1 May) to celebrate, with no issues reported.