It was a busy night for police and ambulance staff in Lancashire as they dealt with a 'steady stream' of incidents after the clocks struck 12.

Officers were called to a house in Hyndburn where they found more than 80 young people partying.

Police dispersed the revellers, who were partying at an address believed to be in the Baxenden area, and the organiser was slapped with a £10,000 fine.

Emergency services were also called to attend numerous other incidents ranging from assaults, house party fights, domestic abuse and people in mental health crises.

DJ fined over Christmas Day party where 100 people gathered under M65

Posting on Twitter, Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods thanked the emergency services for their work on New Year's Eve and said this New Year's Eve had been very different to previous years.

DCC Woods tweeted: "Home after a very different NYE.

"Well done Lancashire Police and North West Ambulance who dealt with a steady stream of incidents after midnight.

"Some shockers tonight including a Hyndburn rural property with about 80 young people there.

"Police stopped it and the organiser was reported for a £10k fine."

Earlier in the evening, DCC Woods said demand was increasing for officers to attend multiple other incidents with similar themes.

He said: "Demand now increasing - assaults, house party fights, sadly domestic abuse and people reaching crisis.

"I spent the strike of midnight on foot with cops searching for a high risk missing person.

"Just resuming from assisting with the arrest of a violent drink driver - welcome to 2021."

On New Year's Eve, police in Hyndburn also released details of a Christmas Day party they were called to under the M65 at Huncoat, where a DJ was fined £200.

Lancashire is currently under Tier 4 restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of corornavirus infections.

Under these restrictions social gatherings are prohibited.