Merrymakers gathered in numbers at an illegal London house party, disregarding the social distancing rules meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Following complaints from neighbours, the police had to disperse over 150 people who were attending an illegal party in north London. On Friday, over fifty police officers helped to close down the illegal event, which was being conducted at a property rented over Airbnb property in Archway.
A neighbour posted a video on YouTube which shows hundreds of merrymakers in the garden, without putting their masks or social distancing, risking the spread of the coronavirus.
Below the footage, the neighbour wrote: “The people who came had no respect for the neighbours around them nor any respect for quarantine or social distancing rules.” He said that the guest “took advantage by hosting a gigantic party that quickly got out of hand, adding that the “rave was very loud and disturbing.
A few minutes after 11:50 pm on 31 July officers were called to the property after reports of “a large gathering of people playing loud music”, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.
In a statement on Twitter, Chief Superintendent Roy Smith wrote: “Officers out this evening closing down illegal and antisocial parties playing loud music into the early hours, packed groups of 150+ people risking the spread of Covid-19 and keeping poor families with young children awake at 3 am.”
The coronavirus restrictions in England prohibit gatherings of more than 30 people, and police have been consistently shutting down illegal raves across the country.