York police fine ten people after breaking up a child’s birthday party

11 Feb 2021 @ 5.59 pm
| News

York police have busted a child’s birthday party which was being held in contravention to the Covid regulations.

It happened this afternoon (Thursday) when city Covid patrols “came across a children’s birthday party in the Acomb area”.

City police said ten adults were found and “issued fines for breach of the regulations because they were having a barbecue”.

A force spokesperson vented frustration at the discovery, saying: “The more we break or bend the rules, the longer the lockdown will likely be.

“Please help the NHS frontline workers at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and stay at home.”

The news comes the day after we reported how North Yorkshire Police discovered two pubs open and serving drinks.

People were found playing pool in a Scarborough bar, and watching the rugby in a Whitby pub.

North Yorkshire Police officers have just issued the most fixed penalty notices for Covid offences in a single week since the lockdown began.

They handed out 169 in the seven days from 2 February. A total of 37 were in York, 33 to residents.

But Scarborough was again home to the most recorded offences, with 76 tickets issued.