April 23, 2020 4.26 pm This story is over 50 months old

Police tell off Skegness lockdown revellers

It made some local residents angry

Police have handed out “advice” to people who attended a Skegness house party during the coronavirus lockdown.

As previously reported, residents reacted angrily after a photograph of the gathering on Wainfleet Road in the town that appeared to breach lockdown rules was circulated on Facebook.

Some locals suggested the group should be fined for breaking the rules and putting unnecessary pressure on the NHS due to the party, which is understood to have taken place at around 12pm on Monday, April 20.

Some held up beer cans in the picture of group and a nearby resident claimed the party lasted for around five hours before it moved inside.

Lincolnshire Reporter asked Lincolnshire Police on Thursday whether the people had now been spoken to and what the outcome was, including whether any fines were issued or arrests made.

In response, police said: “Advice has been given on this occasion.”

Inspector Jacky Barnsley, of Lincolnshire Police’s Coast Neighbourhood Policing Team, previously said: “Where we receive reports of gatherings or breaches in the guidance, we will attend where we can, the sooner the information is passed to us, the sooner we can act.

“We are finding the guidelines are being followed by the vast majority and we are all grateful for that.

“It’s so important people stay at home, only go out when it’s absolutely necessary and in line with the guidance. We’re all in it together, we need to stay home to protect the NHS and save lives.”

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