COPS have slapped punters downing pints at a pub – while revellers at a house party claimed they “didn’t know there was a pandemic”.
Met Police busted the the Hackney pub last night, finding a large group inside after Covid claimed more than 1,000 lives yesterday.
In a tweet, police said they had received reports of a pub open in East London, saying: “On arrival a large group inside.
“Covid fixed penalty notice given to everyone present!”
Boris Johnson put the nation into its third lockdown this month begging Brits to stay at home in a bid to stop the bug from spreading.
But despite the dire warnings and climbing death toll, some selfish flouters have continued to throw parties.
And Hampshire officers revealed they were even confronted with Brits claiming they hadn’t heard of the pandemic.
REVELLERS ‘UNAWARE’ OF GLOBAL PANDEMIC
Hampshire officers attended an address in Basingstoke last night following several reports of a party at a residential address breaching lockdown guidelines.
“The occupants were spoken to and claimed to be unaware of the global pandemic, as they never watch the news!” a tweet from Hampshire police read.
They added “#ThereAreNoWords“.
CRACKDOWN ON GATHERING IN SOUTH WALES
Meanwhile in South Wales, officers had issued eight fixed penalty notices after attending a house in the district of Sketty, west of Swansea.
“[officers] located people from different households in a garden shed/converted bar all mixing with each other,” a tweet from South Wales Police read.
Comments on the tweet congratulated police for cracking down on the ‘spreaders’, while others expressed their frustration at people’s inability to follow the rules.
“I’m getting so fed up of this lockdown and it’s never going to end because people can’t follow simple rules,” one user tweeted.
“Irresponsible people. No wonder the numbers keep going up,” another said.
Other rule floaters have been hit with fines for embarking on lengthy journeys across the country which police have deemed “completely unacceptable.
MOTORISTS FINED FOR NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Four hungry pals who drove a whopping 68 miles to pick up a feast from McDonald’s earlier this month were each hit with a £200 fine for breaching Covid rules.
The group, who were each from different households, was pulled over in Uttoxeter, Staffs., last night after travelling from the Manchester area.
And Meanwhile, a group of people who drove 170 miles “for exercise” on the Jurassic Coast have been handed fines by police, who have dubbed the trip “completely unacceptable”.
The group included seven people who travelled from Coventry to Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset.
They were stopped by police in an encounter pictured by a representative from the local Lulworth Estate, which runs the beauty spot.
A spokesperson for the Lulworth Estate urged people to abide by lockdown rules.
“The police have just had to issue fines to two carloads of people who had driven down from Coventry.”
Dorset Police put their weight behind the warning, reminding people that travelling so far for exercise was “completely unacceptable”.