April 6, 2020 4.54 pm This story is over 20 months old

“We don’t care”: Police shut down Lincolnshire house parties

Some partygoers told police they “just don’t care” about the rules

A Lincolnshire Police officer said he shut down three house parties in just six hours on Sunday, all with up to 15 people and young children present.

A police chief has warned of tighter controls on the coronavirus lockdown if people continue the “absolute madness” of ignoring lockdown rules.

It follows reports of people holding parties at their homes and meeting in groups at local parks over the weekend.

A Lincolnshire Police officer, Cal McDonald, tweeted on Sunday: “Started my shift at 1500. So far I have been to and closed down three house parties, all with up to 15 people present including young children.

“All adults said they were aware of Covid-19/restrictions, some saying they just “don’t care.”

Lincolnshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Jason Harwin.

Speaking as part of the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum on Monday, deputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Jason Harwin told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: “It’s absolute madness, they don’t realise the consequences on themselves, their families and the wider community.

“The reality is if the advice is not going to be followed, there’s a real risk that further legislation will come out which will further prohibit the wider communities from going out on their business beyond what they can do now.”

He said action will be and has been taken on those breaking the lockdown.

Authorities have been warning people not to break rules, particularly over the Easter Break where there were concerns visitors might come up to the Lincolnshire coast in the warmer weather.

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