A LARGE group gathering was reported to have taken place at a Basingstoke hotel last night.

Police were called at 8.19pm to The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Old Common Road, to reports of a “large group gathering”.

However, Hampshire Constabulary said the group had dispersed by the time police arrived and therefore no enforcement action was taken.

Peter Bartlett, general manager at the hotel, said: "We are grateful to the police for working with us on Friday April 30th to review a management plan, ahead of a potential situation. 

"Our duty manager called the police in line with this plan. We thank the two officers that subsequently attended as a precaution."