Students jump from university halls windows after security raids lockdown party

A group of students have been filmed jumping from windows in a university residence hall in a desperate bid to escape from campus security staff during a lockdown party search.

The incident is believed to have taken place at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester after security guards went to investigate a "gathering" on Wednesday, October 21.

Footage shared on social media shows at least 10 young men and women are climbing through the small opening of the window on the first floor and jumping to the ground.

One man can be heard joking that Salford Royal Hospital would be “full” with casualties as they watch them drop to the ground.

At one point, a student loses his grip and slips from the wall, causing damage to the front of the building.

A spokesman for the University of Salford told Manchester Evening News that action was being taken against those involved in the incident.

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."

Salford was in Tier Two, or high risk, on the night the footage was filmed before moving to even stricter lockdown restrictions under Tier Three on Friday.

The restrictions included no mixing households indoors but people can socialise with a maximum of five other family and friends outside your household or social bubble outdoors.

Greater Manchester as a whole currently has 413.9 cases per 100,000 of the population and Salford has 461.7 cases per 100,000 this week – up from 391 cases last week.

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