- Revellers busted breaching coronavirus restrictions at popular beach
- Illegal outdoor gathering took place at Tyagarah Beach on NSW far north coast
- Three revellers were issued with $1,000 fines for breaching public health orders
- Comes days before Queensland reopens border to residents in NSW far north
Party revellers have been busted by police breaching coronavirus restrictions at a popular beach during an early morning raid.
Police were called to Tyagarah Beach on the New South Wales far north coast around 7.30am on Sunday following complaints about a party taking place.
Officers attended the scene and found more than 20 beachgoers in attendance, more than the maximum number of attendees permitted for outdoor gatherings.
Police said the party attracted a massive crowd of 500 the night before, which was still going when officers arrived on Sunday morning.
Three revellers were issued with $1,000 fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 public health orders.
Tyagarah Beach is a popular nudist beach 14 kilometres north of tourist hotspot Byron Bay. It is understood no nudist enthusiasts were involved in the party.
Tweed Byron Police have been inundated with multiple complaints about illegal beach parties in recent months and have broken up a countless mass gatherings, including a doof party attended by 1,000 revellers.
Source: Daily Mail
Original publication 29 September, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 18th October 2020
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