Police moved in after more than 150 revellers gathered in the street shortly after the 10pm curfew last night (Saturday, October 10).
Six officers took part in an arrest after bundling a man to the floor as a boisterous crowd gathered in Leamington town centre.
None of the revellers were wearing face coverings above the chin or observing social distancing in line with restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Most of those present appeared to be in their late teens.
It is the second weekend in a row when a large crowd has gathered in and around a junction on Warwick Street close to a number of pubs and bars.
Street marshalls were also involved in trying to move the crowd on.
An eyewitness said: “There was a huge crowd which was mainly concentrated outside Altoria at first, there were at least a hundred people or so and many more people in a side street.
“One girl had birthday balloons and it looked like there had been a big party somewhere involving older teenagers.
“The police kept an eye from a distance at first but one man looked liked he was lashing out in a side street and it soon transpired that the crowd was in no hurry to go anywhere.
“There were around a dozen officers and a marked van and several cars.
“They were forced to intervene at the top of the side street when troubled flared with the aggressive male and then a few minutes later they made an arrest further down outside a car park.
“It took six officers to bundle a man to the ground and march him off.
“There was no sign of anyone in the crowd wearing a mask other than on the chin and they were shouting, blocking the road and generally acting like they’d had a lot to drink.
“The officers seemed content to just wait it out and let the crowd disperse of its own accord.”
Cllr Bill Gifford (Lib Dem, Leamington Milverton), said: “I am shocked at such reckless behaviour.
“It is vital that individuals realise how foolish actions have consequences not just for them but for those they love.”
Last Saturday (October 3), a crowd was shown in the same location on Warwick Street after the 10pm curfew.
Around 30 people mingled despite the rain, with some chanting football songs, before street marshalls broke up the gathering.
The scenes have mirrored those in other parts of the country, including the north, where revellers went out on the town last night ahead of a reported shut down of pubs and bars tomorrow (Monday, October 12).
The Government is said to be poised to close hospitality venues in areas with high Covid-19 rates, including Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, under a new three-tier, ‘traffic light’ system of localised restrictions.
In Coventry, infection rates are continuing to rise and the area is in the ‘red’ high risk zone
A retrospective vote on the 10pm curfew is expected on Tuesday after heavy criticism that it forces people out of pubs and bars and the same time and there is not enough scientific evidence to justify it works.
CoventryLive has approached Warwickshire Police for comment.