Young males 'flouted' Covid-19 restrictions at Mid Ulster sports arena

Mid Ulster District Council is investigating floutings of Covid-19 restrictions at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena (MUSA) on the outskirts of Cookstown.

The matter was raised by Ulster Unionist Councillor Trevor Wilson who expressed his disappointment at the breach which happened over the weekend.

He said: "This appeared to be an organised training event which makes it more concerning."

Councillor Wilson said he had taken the matter up with the Council's Chief Executive.

Young males are accused of breaching Covid-19 restrictions at MUSA.

A Mid Ulster Council spokesperson said: "A group of young males flouted current COVID-19 restrictions by gathering at a 3G pitch in MUSA to play football.

"Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident. Our staff have had to intervene in similar incidents to dispel such unlawful gatherings.

"We would urge local people to continue to adhere to the current restrictions on gathering and playing sport which are not permitted. We have spoken to the PSNI to request their assistance in resolving the issue.”

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