10 Cops Caught at “Illegal Lockdown Party” in Britain
Have been hitting others with £10,000 fines for the same
Around 10 police officers have been caught having an illegal lockdown party in a breach described as a “major embarrassment”.
Police were called to reports of loud music and discovered up to 30 guests at a large house in Hove on May 15 just two days before lockdown restrictions were eased.
When the householder opened the door officers from Sussex Police found several off-duty colleagues drinking and eating inside in breach of Covid regulations. [Oh noes! Not drinking and eating!]
A number of officers were under investigation by the force’s professional standards department on.
A source said up to 10 officers are thought to be involved causing “major embarrassment” for the force.
She said: “The party was quite a loud affair with music, alcohol and food and lots of guests having a great time.
“The officers who responded must have got quite a shock when they opened the door only to discover the illegal party was packed with their colleagues who were on a day off.
“To find that a load of serving police officers are being ‘Covidiots is a major embarrassment for the force, especially as they have been handing out these draconian £10,000 fines to Covid rule-breakers.
“People will be watching to make sure the same penalties are handed out to those found to have broken the rules.”
A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “Police officers were called to an address in Hove, following reports of a gathering inside on Saturday, 15 May at 8.46pm.
“They entered and found a number of off-duty officers present. This incident, in breach of current lockdown restrictions, is being investigated by the force’s professional standards department.”
Chief Superintendent Nick May said: “We take Covid-related breaches very seriously and we are actively investigating this matter.
“The officers involved have not been suspended while the investigation continues.”
Sussex Police handed out several fines for people who held illegal parties during lockdown.
Police cracked down on the organisers of several parties between September – November handing out £10,000 fines.
Source: The Telegraph