A PARTY organiser has been slapped with a £10,000 fine after hundreds of youths gathered for Halloween.

Police were met with “violence and abuse” at Norwich Drive in the Bevendean area of Brighton last night.

They had tried to encourage the youngsters to leave peacefully.

Residents complained of screaming and swearing teenagers who were told to disperse by officers.

As many as 100 people had attended, and they attacked officers at the scene. One man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody. Meanwhile footage showed youths sauntering off into nearby fields.

Meanwhile dozens of officers also had to deal with reports of disturbances at the University of Sussex campus at Falmer from 11pm on Saturday.

A section 34 dispersal order was issued, but students were later found holding an illegal rave in Stanmer Park.

A generator and sound system was seized by police, and the force says any organisers also face a £10,000 fine for breaching coronavirus regulations.

No arrests were made at the University or Stanmer Park, but an investigation is underway.

It followed the announcement of a national lockdown by Boris Johnson, who said the spread of coronavirus is once again putting the NHS in peril.

There are fears thousands may die in the “second wave” of the disease.