Group fined £1,000 after 'partying all night' at Lancaster home despite lockdown

Five people have been fined £200 each after police responded to reports of a house party in Lancaster.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 11:56 am

The party, which police say appeared as if it "had gone on all night", was discovered by officers at a property in Riverview Close yesterday morning (November 10).

Five people who were present at the scene when police arrived were fined £200 each for breaching current Covid-19 regulations.

Officers have now vowed to "use all the enforcement options available" to stop the "small minority of people" who defy the rules.

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Five people were fined 200 each following a house party in Lancaster.

"Whilst we know the vast majority of people are sticking to the restrictions - and we thank those for the huge efforts they have made - it is really disappointing to find that a minority of people are deliberately and knowingly flouting the regulations, which are there to stop the spread of the virus and keep everybody safe," the spokesman added.

"We’ll carry on working with our partners to use all the enforcement options available to us against this small minority of people who defy the rules and often do so on numerous occasions."

England was plunged into its second lockdown on November 5, with people up and down the country facing tougher restrictions.

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops have closed their doors and members of the public have been told to stay at home for the next four weeks in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Current rules also restrict people from mixing with those they do not live without a good reason, such as taking your children to school.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he expects the lockdown to remain in for four weeks until December 2, but those with longer memories will recall the March measures had an expected time frame of at least three weeks.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said law enforcement will continue the approach of "policing by consent" to try to get the public to comply with the new lockdown.

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