Police were in total “shock” when they attended a “karaoke party” on Saturday evening during the coronavirus lockdown.
Despite the unprecedented lockdown across the UK, 25 adults and children attended “massive” party and Derbyshire police said they were in “absolute shock” when they attended the address.
The police force said on Twitter, “Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke.
“Everyone dispersed and hosts dealt with.
“It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the government advice and rules.”
Group 1 Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke. Everyone dispersed and hosts dealt with.
It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the Government advice and rules. pic.twitter.com/g3GFGhFN6e
— Derby West Response (@DerWestResponse) March 29, 2020
In Crawley, police had attended on Saturday evening “a number of reports of parties in houses and neighbour gatherings.”
Crawley Police Force said on Twitter that they had been “hearing of local pubs sending information about paid lock-ins, also ignoring any lockdown rule currently in place.”
We've also been hearing of local pubs sending information about paid lock ins, also ignoring any lock down rule currently in place. Our licensing officers will be checking EVERY pub in the area to ensure all establishments are keeping to the guidelines. #EA017 #CRAWLEY #ESECTION
— Crawley Police (@Crawley_Police) March 28, 2020
Adding, “Our licensing officers will be checking EVERY pub in the area to ensure all establishments are keeping to the guidelines.”
There have also been reported “paid lock-ins” across parts of Birmingham and London.
The government has ordered people to stay at home for at least three weeks, with the strict exception of shopping and exercise once a day, to not be contact with anyone from outside your home.
The lockdown legal rules are, you should only leave your home for:
- Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle, alone or with members of your household only.
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person within your home.
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
Police across the UK now have the powers to enforce the lockdown measures to include hefty fines or imprisonment.