Police end rule-breaking Wellingborough house party with birthday boy handed fine

The incident happened on Saurday morning

Monday, 18th January 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 1:58 pm

A Wellingborough lockdown-breaking celebration ended with police officers 'crashing' the party and handing out the gift of £100 Covid fines to the guests.

Wellingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team officers issued the fines to three partygoers - all from different households.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The incident happened on the morning of January 16, in Mill Road, Wellingborough where three people were having a birthday party, all from different households.

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"Two people from Wellingborough, and one person from Northampton, were all fined."

A police officer on the scene reported that the person whose birthday it was called him a "criminal" adding that the police would be dealing with such incidents "robustly".

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