Portsmouth house party shut down for breaching coronavirus lockdown regulations

POLICE were forced to shut down a house part last night after being called to reports of fighting in the street.

By Millie Salkeld
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 3:02 pm

Party goers fled the Portsmouth house party after officers from Cosham attended last night.

The organiser of the gathering, the location of which is unknown, has now been reported for summons for breaching lockdown regulations.

England is currently still in national lockdown and rules state that households are not allowed to mix indoors. One member of a household can meet one other person from another household outdoors.

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A tweet from Hampshire Response Cops read: ‘E-Shift Cosham are being run ragged tonight!

‘Called to reports of a house party and fighting in the street - upon arrival all the party goers made themselves scarce and the organiser was reported for summons for breaching covid regulations.’

Police are able to fine people breaking the laws, starting at £200 rising to £6,400. Large parties can be shut down by the police with fines of up to £10,000.


From next week Portsmouth and Hampshire will enter tier 2 as the government carries on trying to curb coronavirus cases.

Residents will not be able socialise with anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place

Groups of 6 people only are allowed to meet outside, including in a garden or a public space.

The News has approached Hampshire Police for more information.