TWO young men have been arrested after police were called to a large booz-feulled gathering of youths at an open space.

The crowds were drinking alcohol and playing loud music at Colliers Moss, Bold, St Helens on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers say a large amount of youths and adults were moved on from the site.

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But they left piles of rubbish behind.

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A police spokesperson confirmed an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion of a public nuisance offence.

Sound equipment was also seized.

Community policing inspector Matt Drennan later added: “Although members of the public are now permitted to meet in small groups outside, the government rules remain that people should continue to adhere to social distancing in order to protect the wider community.

“We know that the vast majority of people have continued to do this but I also want to make it clear that we will respond to reports of large groups of people forming and take action.

“Colliers Moss is a popular beauty spot which should be enjoyed by the majority.

"However a minority are choosing to spoil it by littering and anti-social behaviour and this will  not be tolerated.

“We will continue to take positive action and I would continue to encourage the public to contact us if they are made aware of gatherings of this nature.”