All 50 guests were fined and the organiser was arrested after refusing to give their details (Picture: SWNS)
Fifty partygoers thought they could get away with flouting Covid rules as they crammed into a soundproof room.
But their ‘massive’ gathering was destroyed after a neighbour noticed taxis bringing guests to the venue in Birmingham.
West Midlands Police found Class A drugs, a DJ, disco lights, beer and birthday cake after storming the event on Erdington High Street at around 11.30pm on Thursday evening.
Attendees are said to have scrambled to put on face masks as police entered, with one officer telling them: ‘It’s a bit late isn’t it.’
Around 50 people were fined, while the alleged organiser was arrested after refusing to give their details, according to police. They could face a fine of £10,000 under coronavirus legislation.
Officers from same force were allegedly assaulted when they caught a different group streaming a party on Instagram Live on the same evening.
Police targeted the house after spotting flashing lights and hearing music.
The people inside are said to have turned off the lights, before a woman answered the door in a dressing gown so it looked like she was having a quiet night.
The partygoers were caught after a neighbour noticed taxis bringing guests (Picture: SWNS)
Police say they found beer, a birthday cake and Class A drugs (Picture: SWNS)
People started putting their masks on when police arrived (Picture: SWNS)
A woman at another party came to the door in a dressing gown (Picture: SWNS)
Some tried to run while the woman was talking to the police (Picture: SWNS)
One officer asked her: ‘Do you usually wear earrings to bed? We’ve heard that there’s a party going on.’
The woman denied the accusation and the officer replied: ‘Are you sure? Because I’m pretty sure we saw the multi-coloured lights flashing and then all of a sudden they went off when you realised the police were here.’
Most of the guests were allowed to leave but three people were arrested after allegedly assaulting two police officers.
ACC Chris Todd said: ‘Our officers don’t get any enjoyment out of spoiling people’s fun.
‘They are simply trying to keep people safe and reduce the spread of the virus. Where one person might be asymptomatic with the virus, the next might become seriously ill or worse.
‘People who go to these events need to know that they could be spreading the disease without knowing it, or even picking it up while they are out and then bringing it home to loved ones.
‘These breaches are likely to prolong the duration of this pandemic for everyone. Most people are doing their bit, and we are grateful to them for making our jobs easier and saving lives.’
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