Police in Derbyshire have been forced to break up a house party involving 25 adults and children, in "complete disregard" for the social distancing guidelines laid out by the government.
The officers on the scene said that they were in "absolute shock" at the discovery of the party which featured karaoke and a huge food buffet, as seen in the picture above.
All in attendance were dispersed and the hosts of the party were reportedly "dealt with". This occurred on the very first weekend since nationwide lockdown measures were imposed.
On Twitter, Derby West Response wrote:
Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke.
Everyone dispersed and hosts dealt with. It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the government advice and rules.
Group 1 Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive pa… https://t.co/3VeEFwBblq
— Derby West Response (@Derby West Response)
The current lockdown measures are expected to last for at least three weeks, with people being advised to avoid any type of social interaction and remain two metres apart from anyone that they don't live with.
There have been more than 19,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK which have resulted in 1,228 deaths.