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This shocking video shows hundreds of university students partying in the street in the UK's worst-hit Covid area.
Neighbours living near the Hyde Park area of Leeds were kept awake on Saturday night by a huge street rave attended by a bumper crowd of alleged uni revellers.
The public rave was held as the academic year ends for universities and students prepare to return to their home towns and cities across the UK.
And local residents also expressed fury at the potential super-spreader event as Hyde Park has been reported to have the single highest Covid-19 rate in the entire country.
The hotspot has the worst infection rate currently with 1,440.9 cases per 100,000 people, according to Public Health England's interactive coronavirus map.
Students were filmed partying at a rave England's worst Covid hotspot
Witnesses claim the party was held from 5pm on Saturday night and carried through until 6am on Sunday morning with around 300 students believed to have flocked there.
One neighbour said: "The party took place on a backstreet and started in a house's backyard.
"There was DJ equipment and speakers set up around 10PM and the music started playing quite loud but not too bad.
"There were about 50 people when I first noticed the noise but as the night progressed, the number of people arriving increased exponentially.
The infection rate in the Hyde Park area of Leeds is currently 1,440.9 cases per 100,000 people
"This caused people to spill out of the initial area and cover the whole road and the surrounding backyard.
"There were people standing on walls and bins as well as climbing trees and chanting.
"From what I could tell, attendees weren't there by invite – they just heard and followed the music.
"If I was to estimate, there were at least 300 people there at the peak of the night at around 3AM."
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Hyde Park, which is a student area, has become a hotspot for Covid due to a range of factors, including its largely unvaccinated population and a return to face-to-face teaching, the Guardian reports.
The newspaper states that sunny weather and the end of exams has also played a role in surging coronavirus rates.
Sociology student Amy Cooke 20, who lives in the area, told the Guardian : "We’ve all had it. This whole road just dropped, one by one.
"We’re very aware of which houses have it and we avoid them but we’re not letting it rule our lives. We’re sensible but we’re still students."
Physics student Mae Jankowski added: “People are following the rules set for everyone, but here it’s spreading like it would have done before because hardly anyone is vaccinated."
The Guardian reports that the local council has introduced surge testing in the area, where the median age is 22.