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Holyland St Patrick's Day fears after 'terrible' night of parties

PSNI make one arrest and issue 12 Covid notices in a night as residents say area is swamped by partygoers

Fears are growing that St Patrick's Day celebrations will rage through Belfast's student area after "alarming" reports of multiple house parties on Monday night.

Residents in the Holyland area said young people have been gathering "from far and wide" for drunken festivities, and blatantly disregarding current lockdown restrictions.

And there are grave concerns the situation will ramp up significantly as March 17 approaches.