Officers arrived at the Greater Manchester home after a neighbor tipped-off police that residents were in violation of strict local restrictions on private gatherings.
They found members from three different families there despite government restrictions that were put into place recently, and a spike in coronavirus cases in the North-West.
Police fined the Swinton homeowner £50. The homeowner is believed to be a single mother who held a birthday party for her ten-year-old daughter.
The Greater Manchester Police confirmed what they did on social media and received numerous critical replies from users on Twitter who claim it was going too far.
Numerous twitter users pointed out the family would be allowed by law to hold an indoor event in public locations where the risk of infection is higher.
Others criticized the police for being quick to respond to a party instead of responding to serious crimes.
A professor at Nottingham University named David Paton, asked: “Have I got this right? Police are actually advertising the fact that they fined someone for holding a child’s birthday party outside in their own garden.”
He questioned why the police failed to be discrete and give them a warning instead.
A spokesman for the police said: “This was one of several breaches of Covid-19 regulations that were publicized to demonstrate the breadth of incidents Greater Manchester Police have been called to in just one night”
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