Police fines for Exeter party-goers’ ‘complete disregard’ for Covid rules – hours after fresh lockdown

Police slapped fines on 17 people after officers were called to a large house party near Exeter city centre on Thursday, (November 5) hours after the fresh lockdown.

Officers were called to an address on Wrentham Estate, near Old Tiverton Road, in the early hours of the morning where they found more than 30 people flouting Covid rules, gathering indoors, in what police called ‘a complete disregard of not only the rules but for public health’.

Police issued 17 fines and warned how officers would take action against anyone caught breaking the lockdown laws and coronavirus restrictions.

Inspector Colin Harper said: “This party shows a clear breach of the Covid-19 restrictions and a complete disregard of not only the rules but for public health.

“Officers attended the address where we resorted to issuing out seventeen fines to individuals.

“We hope that this serves as a reminder to those considering to flout the rules- we will take action.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to an address on Wrentham Estate in Exeter in the early hours of the morning following reports that there was a large house party taking place.

“Officers arrived at the address and discovered around thirty people in attendance, gathering indoors.”

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