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UK News Coronavirus lockdown: Police break up 'massive' karaoke party as some defy rules

00:50  30 march  2020
00:50  30 march  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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COPS broke up a " massive " karaoke party with 25 adults and children in Derbyshire despite strict coronavirus lockdown rules . Officers were left "absolute shock" after storming the large Saturday night bash, which boasted speakers and a buffet. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest

Coronavirus : Police left in 'absolute shock' after finding 25 adults and children at karaoke party despite lockdown . 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 .

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Police have made arrests and issued fixed penalty notices as they begin using new powers to fine or detain those caught outside without a reasonable excuse during the coronavirus lockdown.

Derbyshire Police officers said they were in “absolute shock” when they visited a house on Saturday night and found 25 adults and children gathering for a “massive” karaoke party.

The force, tweeting a picture of a huge buffet of salami sandwiches and bottles of whisky, said: “It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the government advice and rules.”

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A boy of 13 was taken into custody in Leeds on Saturday after he refused to give his address and senior officer at West Yorkshire Police said his mother was “dealt with” for being a responsible person failing to comply.

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More than 20 adults and children defied social distancing rules with karaoke in Derby, police say. Police have been left "in absolute shock" after finding 25 adults and children having a " massive party ". Everyone was dispersed and the hosts "dealt with" after social-distancing rules were breached in

POLICE were left in shock as they were forced to break up a karaoke party despite the strict measures that have been "It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the Government advice and rules ." Coronavirus : Some areas have set up checkpoints (Image: GETTY).

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Police powers in force

A sign directs patients towards an NHS 111 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pod (Photo: Getty)

Police can order members of the public to go home, leave an area, have the power to disperse a group, using “reasonable force, if necessary” and can make arrests if someone refuses to comply.

Those who ignore the tougher restrictions on movement could be hit with a £60 fine initially - reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days - and another for £120 for a second offence.

Those who do not pay could be taken to court and risk facing costs for unlimited fines. Refusing to provide a name and address to avoid being given a fine is an arrestable offence.

Police in Leigh, Atherton and Hindley have threatened to name and shame parents after reports of youths gathering to play football on playing fields.

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Officers said on Facebook: “Here's the deal. If you can't keep your little Ronaldos at home and obey the lockdown, we won't put your names on here when we don't find your children and waste valuable time and resources.”

Warnings issued

Cleveland Police has issued eight fixed penalty notices to people not complying with the regulations over two days.

The force said it was continuing to take a “common sense approach” and is only using the new legislation as a last resort.

Community safety chief inspector Scott Cowie said: “Whilst we now have the powers to enforce protection in order to help save lives and protect our NHS, policing by consent is at the heart of our public service.

”We will continue to encourage and support our communities to comply with the restrictions, but it's right that our officers are now able to enforce against those who disregard these measures and put others at risk.“

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Those who defy the tough restrictions on movement could now be hit with a £60 fine initially and £120 for a Pictured: Police officer directing traffic at a checkpoint in Plymouth. Derbyshire Police sent up People who continue to flout coronavirus lockdown rules will be breaking the law and can be

Police are today being given sweeping new powers to disperse groups and to enforce lockdown People who continue to flout coronavirus lockdown rules will be breaking the law and could be Police broke up a house party in Coventry in the early hours of this morning where a dozen revellers

A police checkpoint in North Yorkshire. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Coughing assault charge

In Manchester, a man has been charged with common assault after a police officer was coughed at by a man who claimed to have coronavirus at the city's Piccadilly Gardens. The officer has been self-isolating as a precaution.

A 14-year-old boy has also been charged with assault after a 66-year-old woman was coughed on and spat at in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

Police in Cumbria have warned that the Lake District is shut. Temporary Chief Superintendent Rob O'Connor said: ”My message is really simple, the Lake District is closed.“

Checkpoints have also been set up by police in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Plymouth in Devon, while in Cornwall 150 vehicles were checked in the area around St Ives. In Cardiff, railway station passengers were asked for proof of travel plans.

'Misjudged' enforcement

The former Justice Secretary David Gauke has described Derbyshire Police's shaming of ramblers late last week as "badly misjudged". Officers used a drone to collect number plates from parked cars and tweeted: ”Walking your dog in the Peak District: Not essential.“

In Devon, a car owned by a family with a second home was daubed with the words "go home". Devon and Cornwall Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said the behaviour was ”horrible, shocking and unacceptable“.

He said: "This is not a time to turn person against person and for us in the South West to turn against the people of London or vice versa."

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