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General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

General views of the Agincourt Avenue area of the Holyland in south Belfast on September 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A semblance of calm returned to the streets of Belfast's student heartland as police used new powers to crack down on nights of mayhem.

Officers took full advantage of legislation allowing them to enforce Covid-19 regulations in the Holyland area of south Belfast in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Earlier the Department of Health had announced that regulations on the localised Covid-19 restrictions were now legally enforceable.