Police Bust Lockdown Bash- Discover Own Colleagues Partying
3 June 2021

Police busted an illegal lockdown bash — only to find off-duty colleagues partying.

Officers were called to reports of loud music and up to 30 people at a noisy house party.

But when they arrived they found up to ten officers at the Saturday night do — and one reportedly shouted at their on-duty colleagues.

Bodycam recording was said to have been turned off during the blue-on-blue showdown.

A source said:

“To find that a load of serving police officers are being Covidiots is a major embarrassment for the force — especially as they have been handing out these draconian £10,000 fines.”

The May 15 incident in Hove, East Sussex, came just two days before Covid restrictions were eased and groups of six people were finally allowed to meet indoors.

Sussex Police said a number of off-duty officers were at the party and it was being investigated by the force’s professional standards department.

Chief Superintendent Nick May said: “We take Covid-related breaches very seriously and we are actively investigating this.

“The officers involved have not been suspended while the investigation continues.”

The force repeatedly handed out £10,000 fines to people organising illegal lockdown ­parties between September and November last year.