Notts student accused of throwing 50-person party will stand trial

The student refused to pay the £10,000 fine

A University of Nottingham student who previously hosted a 50-person party, is set to appear in court and stand trial after denying the charge and refusing to pay an issued fine of £10,000.

The party, which was hosted on Harlaxton Drive on 11th September, was shut down by the police after local complaints from neighbours.

The police found over 50 guests inside the house and later ordered them to leave before issuing a whopping £10k fixed penalty notice to the host, in contravention of the COVID-19 social distancing rules at the time.

Since then, alleged party host and UoN student Bailey Stancer has still not paid the fine, and denied the charge at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Now, the University of Nottingham student is set to face a two-day trial, starting on 4th August, at the same court.

Nottinghamshire Police added that the student was released on unconditional bail.

This incident follows a string of a reported 15 fines in Notts for holding gatherings of more than 30 people between 27th March 2020 and 17th January 2021, according to latest police figures.