Police break up ‘massive’ karaoke party during coronavirus lockdown – The Sun

COPS broke up a "massive" karaoke party with 25 adults and children in Derbyshire despite strict coronavirus lockdown rules.

Officers were left "absolute shock" after storming the large Saturday night bash, which boasted speakers and a buffet.

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Derbyshire Police said they spoke with the reckless hosts but it isn't clear what action was taken against them.

The force tweeted: "Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke.

"Everyone dispersed and hosts dealt with.

"It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the government advice and rules."

The party came at the end of the first week of nationwide lockdown to help stop the spread of deadly coronavirus.

Brits have been told to stay home for at least three weeks except for "very limited purposes" – but police across the UK revealed they have been forced to break up gatherings as some people continue to flout the rules.

Crawley Police said they had "attended a number of reports of parties in houses and neighbour gatherings".

The force also tweeted a warning about pubs inviting boozers to paid lock-ins, despite the government ordering public venues to close.

Crawley Police added: "Our licensing officers will be checking EVERY pub in the area to ensure all establishments are keeping to the guidelines."

In Cardiff, police were today forced to break up a football match in the park as they played in close contact and tackled each other for the ball.

On Monday, Brits were told they could only leave the house to buy essential items, take a bout of exercise per day or go to work if they were a key worker.

Last night Prime Minister warned things would "get worse before they get better," suggesting tougher lockdown measures will be enforced if needed.

In a letter being sent out to British households this week, the PM writes: “It’s important for me to level with you — we know things will get worse before they get better."

He adds: "We will not hesitate to go further if that is what the scientific and medical advice tells us we must do.”

The UK's coronavirus restrictions could now last for six months, the deputy chief medical officer has warned.

Dr Jenny Harries refused to rule out extending the lockdown, and suggested the restrictions would depend on the peak of the virus.

Speaking at today's press conference, the medical expert explained the restrictions would be guided by the infection rate.


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She said: “The issue of the three weeks is for us to review where we are and see if we've had an impact jointly on the slope of that curve.

“But I think to make it clear to the public if we are successful we will have squashed the top of that curve, which is brilliant, but we must not then suddenly revert to our normal way of living that would be quite dangerous.

“If we stop then all of our efforts will be wasted and we could potentially see a second peak.

“So over time, probably over the next six months, we will have a three-week review.

"We may see measures of lockdown going forward over the next six months, that would not be an implausible outcome."

Dr Harries explained there would be a review of the lockdown in three weeks, a review of the curve in two to three months, then one of the social distancing measures in up to half a year.

It comes as the UK coronavirus death toll rose to 1,228 after 209 more deaths were announced today.

There are currently 19,522 in Britain who have tested positive for Covid-19.

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