Students Fined £10,000 Each After Throwing A Party With 'Up To 100 People'
Three students have each been hit with a £10,000 fine after holding a house party that around 100 people went to.
The three female students, from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, were supposed to be self-isolating after developing Covid-19 symptoms, the BBC reports.
However, Norfolk Police were called to their home in the early hours of Sunday morning (11 October) where they found 'up to 100 people attending a party at the address'.
Norfolk Police said a 19-year-old woman and two 20-year-old women had been given fixed penalty notices for 'contravening a ban on being involved in holding a gathering of more than 30 people'.
A spokesperson for Norfolk Constabulary told Metro: "Officers dispersed the gathering and three occupants at the address, a 19-year-old woman and two 20-year-old women, were issued with the fixed penalty notice for contravening the ban on being involved in holding a gathering of more than 30 people.
"As a police force, we fully appreciate how difficult the past six months have been for the county and we are pleased that the vast of majority of people have played and continue to play their part, following the guidance and legislation helping to protect Norfolk and prevent the spread of Covid-19.
"However, the infection rate is now rising rapidly across the country and we must carry on working together to keep everyone safe.
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"Our focus will remain on our use of the 4Es - engaging, explaining, encouraging and then enforcing when required.
"We will all have a role to play in keeping our county safe going forward and we won't hesitate to take action if needed as yesterday demonstrated."
Speaking to the BBC, a neighbour of the students slammed their 'irresponsible' behaviour.
They said: "They are just irresponsible and don't care about their neighbours. They are not protecting themselves or other people."
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