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Students filmed jumping from windows of halls of residence after security swoop on lockdown party

THIS is the moment student jump from windows in halls of residence after security guards swooped on a lockdown party.

The footage which was posted on social media is believed to show University of Salford students climbing out of windows at the Peel Park Quarter accommodation as security went to investigate a “gathering”.

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The students can be seen to getting out of first floor windows in the building in an apparent bid to evade detection.

Some students can be seen helping others while others jump to the ground without assistance.

During the film one voice can be heard joking that Salford Royal Hospital would be “full” with casualties as people drop to the ground, the Manchester Evening News reports.

In other footage one student appears to cause damage to the front of the building as he loses his grip and slips down the wall.

A spokesman for the University of Salford said action was being taken against those involved.

In a statement, the university said: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media showing an incident at Peel Park Quarter. 

“Security were called and dealt with it on the night and action is being taken with regards to those involved. 

“Students have been, and continue to be, reminded about the rules and behaviour that is expected of them.” 

People in areas in Tier Two - where there is a high risk of coronavirus - are banned from mixing with other households indoors, including in pubs.

Towards the end of last month, thousands of students were trapped in their halls as the coronavirus spread around campuses.

Phoebe, one of 1,700 trapped at Manchester’s Metropolitan University after 127 infections, blasted others and admitted: “It’s scary.

She said: “We have had no security on the inside, so it has been a wild party since it locked down.

“Everybody is mixing, regardless of whether they have Covid or not.”

Manchester is poised to put under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions on Friday due to concern over rising coronavirus infection rates.

There are currently 568 cases per 100,000 of the population in the 17 to 21 age bracket in the city, compared with 3,350 per 100,000 on October 3, Manchester City Council director of public health, David Regan said today.

Furthermore, cases across all age groups in the region appear to be stabilising, and have fallen for the 10th week in a row.

Greater Manchester as a whole currently has 413.9 cases per 100,000 of the population.

The latest figures from PHE show Rochdale remains the worst hit, with 486.5 cases per 100,000 in the week up to October 17, up from 417.2 per 100,000 the previous week.

Meanwhile Salford has 461.7 cases per 100,000 this week - up from 391.0 last week.

Addressing why infections appear to be falling in younger age groups, Mr Regan said work has been done with universities to help manage outbreaks among students.

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