SEVERAL large house parties were dispersed by police in Huncoat and Rishton last night, with one man taken into custody.

Officers from Hyndburn Police's Team 5 received reports about the events in which attendees were not abiding by coronavirus regulations during last night's shift.

Police dispersed the groups and issued the hosts with fixed penalty notices.

A 27-year-old man was arrested for criminal damage to a police vehicle for painting graffiti on a police car while officers dealt with the party in Rishton.

He remains in police custody.