Police subjected to abuse by drunk revellers at Gosport house party after confronting them for breaching lockdown rules

POLICE were subjected to abuse after confronting drunk revellers flouting lockdown rules at a Gosport house party on Saturday.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:38 pm

Officers reported 10 people aged between 19 and 40 for summons after they attended a ‘large gathering’ at a home in Gregson Avenue at around 10pm.

‘On arrival, officers were confronted with a number of individuals from different households who were under the influence of alcohol,’ a police statement said.

‘Despite officers trying to reason with the individuals, they became abusive towards police.’

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The rule-breakers were subsequently reported for summons in relation to a fixed penalty notice for breaching Health Protection Regulations.

The statement added: ‘At the time of this incident, the national restrictions made clear that people should not be meeting with anyone outside of their household or support bubble, either indoors or outdoors.

‘Under the easing of restrictions on Monday outdoor gatherings of up to six people (or two families/linked households) are permitted. Indoor gatherings, such as this party, remain prohibited and we will continue to carry out enforcement action in response to blatant breaches of the Health Protection Regulations.

‘We would like to remind everyone that we all need to play our part in adhering to the government restrictions in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Those who flagrantly flout the law can expect to face robust enforcement action.’

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