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Students caught having a house party, told police it was because they were "bored and wanted some fun"

Police busted the party in Lancashire

  • Dave Turner
  • 4 February 2021
Students caught having a house party, told police it was because they were "bored and wanted some fun"

Students in Lancashire were caught having a house party and told police it was because they were "bored and wanted some fun".

Lancashire Police turned up at the house party in Ormskirk and found people trying to escape from windows.

Body-cam footage caught by one officer heard someone saying the party was being thrown due to them being "bored and wanted some fun," according to Sky News.

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A 20-year-old woman, thought to be an Edge Hill University student, will be issued with a £10,000 fixed penalty notice under new regulations for those found to be throwing illegal parties.

She told police it was only meant to be a "little gathering", before adding: "How do you expect a 20-year-old girl to pay £10,000 for this? It's not worth £10,000."

Nine other people there were issued with £800 fines. This penalty was introduced last weekend for anyone found at an illegal gathering of more than 15 people.

One man, Sam Taiwo, 23, was arrested for pushing a police officer and was subsequently charged for assault on a police officer. He's been set a date of April 1 to appear in Preston Magistrates' Court.

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Superintendent Karen Edwards of Lancashire Police said: "This weekend, new coronavirus regulations were introduced, enabling police to issue increased fines to those in attendance at larger house parties.

"Officers who attended the party in Ormskirk used these powers, and as a result several fixed penalty notices were given out. This party was a blatant breach of the current restrictions, which are in place to prevent the virus from spreading and to keep everybody safe.

"It is unbelievably selfish for anyone to believe they are exempt when so many law-abiding citizens have not seen their friends and family properly in almost a year.

"The people in attendance also gave no thought to the safety of the local community or the officers who had to attend to break up the gathering, not to mention the NHS which is under immense strain.

"It is also shocking that an officer reported being assaulted while dealing with the aftermath of the event."

Illegal raves and parties have been rife across the UK and Europe as venues continue to stay closed due to coronavirus pandemic. The Berlin Club Commission recently predicted that Berlin nightlife wouldn't return to normal until 2022.

[Photo: Superbad/Columbia Pictures]

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