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St Andrews University student charged after dozens attend ‘lockdown party’ in halls of residence

A 19-year-old student has been charged following an alleged party at St Andrews University halls of residence.

The gathering, said to have been attended by “up to 40 people”, took place at the David Russell Apartments in the Fife town on Sunday.

University principal Professor Sally Mapstone has called on students to behave responsibly during lockdown, saying: “Everyone knows that since the turn of the year, the law in Scotland prohibits parties which mix households.

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“The law exists for the simple purpose of saving life and breaking it is not a game – unless you think that risking the lives of others and your own future at this university is a game.”

She added that a staff member was injured trying to break up the gathering.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Following inquiries, a 19-year-old man has been charged and is subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with the incident.”

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A 19-year-old student at St Andrews University has been charged after allegedly hosting a party “of up to 40 people” in halls of residence.
A 19-year-old student at St Andrews University has been charged after allegedly hosting a party “of up to 40 people” in halls of residence.

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