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Takeaway’s drastic action after ‘mortifying’ Endcliffe Park scenes

today02/04/2021

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A “mortified” Sheffield takeaway has withdrawn its student discount and will refuse to serve any customers who have been drinking alcohol.

The Porter Pizza Company, on Sharrow Vale Road, announced their decision following the “disgusting” scenes at Endcliffe Park earlier this week.

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Thousands of people flocked to the park on Tuesday as temperatures soared to 20°C, but seven tonnes of litter was left behind, bins were set alight and a war memorial was damaged.

Among beer bottles and discarded barbecues were pizza boxes from the local takeaway, after customers tossed their rubbish onto the grass and left it behind.

The Porter Pizza Company announced the changes on its Instagram page
The Porter Pizza Company announced the changes on its Instagram page
(Image: Instagram: porterpizzaco)

In an angry Instagram post, The Porter Pizza Company said: “This is disgusting. There were lots of our pizza boxes in this litter. We don’t want to be a part of this.

“I’m sure many of our customers disposed of their rubbish responsibly, but tonight we will be withdrawing our student deal and we will not be serving people who have been drinking.

“Sorry to everyone not involved in this, but we are mortified our boxes were all over the park.”

Thousands of people congregated in Endcliffe Park last night
Thousands of people congregated in Endcliffe Park last night
(Image: imjustsheff (Instagram))

The drastic measures appear to have been met with approval.

One person commented on Facebook to say: “Great responsibility from local business. Well done.”

Another said: “Respect to you for taking this stand.”

South Yorkshire Police responded to a number of incidents on Tuesday as huge crowds descended on the park.

Superintendent Simon Verrall said: “We saw a large number of people visit Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to enjoy the hot weather. Unfortunately, not all visitors acted responsibly or with other people in mind.”

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A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of affray following a brawl, while a separate investigation has also been launched after reports that an 18-year-old woman was raped in a car at Endcliffe Park on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday night, officers broke up an illegal rave in Endcliffe Park as music blared out from speakers just 24 hours after the chaotic scenes on Tuesday.

Supt Verrall said: “At around 8.45pm a group gathered around a small sound system playing loud music. This was a breach of Covid restrictions so advice was offered, and over a short period, the group was dispersed.“

Written by: Rother Radio News


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