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Moment police break up lockdown party at house in Gloucester as revellers are fined total of £12,000

Moment police break up lockdown party at house in Gloucester as 15 revellers are fined total of £12,000 for breaching Covid rules after travelling 260 miles from Newcastle

  • Footage shows officers entering house in Clement Street at 4am on February 27 
  • Music is heard blaring from inside the house with revellers shouting and singing 
  • Officer finds partygoers hiding in a lockdown bathroom with one man in the tub 

Police have released footage of them breaking up a lockdown house party in Gloucester and fining 15 revellers a total of £12,000 for breaching Covid rules.  

Body worn camera footage shows officers entering the house in Clement Street, at about 4am on February 27. 

Each of the 15 partygoers, some of whom had travelled from as far as Newcastle and Wolverhampton, was slapped with an £800 fine.

Music is heard blaring from inside the house and partygoers are heard shouting and singing as one of the officers says: ‘It’s a full-blown party going on inside.’

Body worn camera footage shows officers entering the house in Clement Street, at about 4am on February 27

A man from inside lets the officers into the property before they find revellers hiding in a locked toilet. 

One man is sitting fully clothed in a bathtub and the officer tells him: ‘It’s not funny, get out.’

Another officer can be heard saying there are more guests in the garden and the footage cuts out as a policeman tells the revellers he will need their names and addresses.  

Gloucestershire Police wrote on Facebook: ‘This is what we would call a flagrant breach of Covid legislation.

Each of the 15 partygoers, some of whom had travelled from as far as Newcastle and Wolverhampton, was slapped with an £800 fine

Each of the 15 partygoers, some of whom had travelled from as far as Newcastle and Wolverhampton, was slapped with an £800 fine

Music is heard blaring from inside the house and partygoers are heard shouting and singing as one of the officers says: 'It's a full-blown party going on inside'

Music is heard blaring from inside the house and partygoers are heard shouting and singing as one of the officers says: ‘It’s a full-blown party going on inside’

‘A party in Gloucester at the end of February – loud music, flashing lights, drunken singing.

‘When the occupants finally opened the door we found someone hiding in the bath.

‘It means that, for the first time in the county, £800 fines will be issued in connection with a gathering of over 15 people.

‘We know infection rates are improving significantly in Gloucestershire but a large part of that has been down to the vast majority of you adhering to the rules.

‘Please don’t get complacent now.’

Gloucestershire Police said they have issued more than 700 fines for Covid-19 rule breaches since the pandemic began. 

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