Shocking video shows hundreds of students partying in Covid hotspot area

One neighbour said: “As the night progressed, the number of people arriving increased exponentially”

This shocking video shows hundreds of university students partying in the street in the UK's worst-hit Covid area.

Neighbours living near Hyde Park in Leeds were kept awake on Saturday night by a huge street party attended by a bumper crowd of revellers.

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The public rave was held as the academic year ends for universities and students prepare to return to their home towns and cities across the UK.

Hundreds of students having a street party near Hyde Park in Leeds (Photo: SWNS)

And local residents also expressed fury at the potential super-spreader event as Hyde Park has been reported to have the single highest Covid-19 rate in the entire country.

The hotspot has the worst infection rate currently with 1,393.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Witnesses claim the party was held from 5pm on Saturday night and carried through until 6am on Sunday morning with around 300 students believed to have flocked there.

What witnesses said

One neighbour said: "The party took place on a backstreet and started in a house's backyard.

"There was DJ equipment and speakers set up around 10pm and the music started playing quite loud but not too bad.

"There were about 50 people when I first noticed the noise but as the night progressed, the number of people arriving increased exponentially.

"This caused people to spill out of the initial area and cover the whole road and the surrounding backyard.

"There were people standing on walls and bins as well as climbing trees and chanting.

"From what I could tell, attendees weren't there by invite - they just heard and followed the music.

"If I was to estimate, there were at least 300 people there at the peak of the night at around 3am."