Police catch lockdown flouter hiding in a LOFT in Scarborough


Police catch lockdown flouter hiding in a LOFT after they raided a house party and spotted his legs dangling from the ceiling

  • North Yorkshire Police raided an illegal house party in Scarborough after reports
  • One reveller was spotted by police after he tried to hide in the building’s loft
  • However, the man, who has been fined, was spotted as his legs were still visible 

A reveller was caught hiding in a loft after police officers raided a large house party and spotted his legs dangling from the ceiling.

North Yorkshire Police have issued a plea for people to follow Covid rules after they were forced to break up an illegal house party.

In these bizarre pictures released by the police, you can see one of the revellers attempting to evade the police by hiding in the loft.

North Yorkshire Police raided a house party in Scarborough where they found a 19 people in the property in clear breach of Covid-19 regulations 

The police have said that the number of large house parties they have had to break up each week has been ‘extremely concerning’.

A spokesperson said: ‘An unusual incident captured on police bodycam.

‘After getting reports of a house party in progress, officers went to break it up and discovered one of the group hiding in the loft.

‘The bodycam image shows his legs dangling from the ceiling hatch.

‘We’ve pixilated faces for legal reasons, but we’re having to break up several large house parties like these every single week. It’s extremely concerning.’

The latest raid comes after 19 people were fined at a party in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and ten adults were slapped with fines after being found at a children’s party in York.

Police found one man who was trying to escape into the loft but could not get his legs up fast enough to avoid detection

Police found one man who was trying to escape into the loft but could not get his legs up fast enough to avoid detection

More than 1,000 people have now died with coronavirus in North Yorkshire.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson added: ‘Alarmingly, we found 19 people at one in Scarborough recently. All were given fines.

‘We know these incidents are infuriating for everyone who continues to follow the rules and may not have even seen loved ones for months.

‘They put the health of entire communities at risk and certainly won’t help us come out of lockdown any sooner.

‘We’re all looking forward to a good party when this is over. When we receive reports of any in the meantime, our officers won’t wait for an invitation.’

One furious commented Mel Williams commented on Facebook branding the partygoers as ‘selfish, irresponsible and inconsiderate’.

She said: ’19 people for a party isn’t been desperate to see loved ones its been selfish irresponsible and inconsiderate.

‘I haven’t gone anywhere other than the local shop since my work shut again in November because my priority is keeping my family safe so my daughter can still go school for her learning needs.

‘Don’t these people want lockdown to end?’

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