/Police bust 58-strong house party and fine host £10,000

Police bust 58-strong house party and fine host £10,000

Bottles were thrown at police officers as they tried to break up a house party with 58 guests in Kirkdale last night.

The organiser was handed a £10,000 fine for hosting the illegal gathering at a house on Rosalind Way on Saturday, April 10.

Merseyside Police were called to the address shortly before 9pm where they found at least 58 people inside.

The scenes saw bottles thrown at officers as they arrived and tried to break up the party, while threats were made towards them.

One officer suffered a minor injury and two men were arrested.

There was also music equipment at the party and evidence of drug use.

Police handed out a total of 58 fines including 57 fixed penalty notices of £200 and a £10,000 fine to the organiser for breaching coronavirus restrictions.

Kenneth Wilson, 39, of Wulstan Street, Kirkdale, was arrested and charged with a Section 4A public order offence and possession of cannabis.

Rosalind Way, Kirkdale
Rosalind Way, Kirkdale

He has been released on bail and will appear in court on Wednesday, 28 April.

A 32-year-old man from Liverpool was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing a constable in execution of duty and assaulting an emergency worker.

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He has since been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Phil Mullally said: “Incidents such as this are wholly unacceptable and we will continue to take robust action against anyone who continues to blatantly breaches Covid regulations, which are in place for the benefit of all of our safety.

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“Despite the easing of some lockdown measures, the rule of six, or meetings between two households outside only still applies, and gatherings such as the one seen in Kirkdale last night will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

“An investigation is ongoing and you can report any matters concerning Covid and the current legislation to us @MerPolCC or through Merseyside Police’s website here.

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