One hundred ravers have been branded “astoundingly irresponsible” by police after attending an illegal beach rave.
Officers were called after midnight to reports of loud music at Formby, a popular Merseyside destination, where they seized DJ equipment and lighting.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and B drugs while 64 people were fined for breaching Covid rules.
The site is being cleaned up by workers from Sefton council, police said.
Deputy Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said: “Those who attended the event in Formby last night were astoundingly irresponsible. “
It was “as important as ever that our communities in Sefton and across Merseyside stick to the national lockdown rules”, she added.
“It is only by following the rules that we will stop the spread of this deadly virus. If we all pull together, we will be able to return to normality a lot sooner.”