Hertfordshire Police fined nineteen 30th birthday partygoers

Fined for breaching coronavirus laws

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 9:22 am
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 9:26 am

Nineteen people were issued £200 fines for breaching the coronavirus laws and attending a 30th birthday party at a holiday home in Hertfordshire last weekend.

Police were called by several members of the community who reported loud music, fireworks and a clear breach of the rule of six in Letchmore Heath, Watford, at 10.55pm on Saturday, December 5.

On attending officers found a large number of people in the garden and inside the property, with DJ mixing decks, amplifiers and party food.

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Officers issued a total of 19 £200 fixed penalty notices to party-goers, who were from Essex and North London.

Superintendent Mike Todd from Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Officers found a large group of people celebrating a 30th birthday with the attitude of most of the partygoers being that they didn’t think they were doing anything wrong.

“Most people are doing their best to follow the regulations in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, protect the NHS and save lives. Hertfordshire Constabulary continues to play our part in the national effort.

“Our approach throughout has been to support the public in following the regulations by engaging, explaining and encouraging, and enforcing with a fine as a last resort.

"That will continue, but where people knowingly breach the regulations that are there to protect us all, as in this case, they should expect to have enforcement action taken against them.

“Thank you to the vast majority of the public for sticking to the rules and following the guidance in place to help limit the spread of the virus.”

If you believe someone may be breaching the COVID-19 regulations, you can report information online, or call 101.