A Student Who Hosted Lockdown Rule-Breaking Party Is Among First To Pay £10,000 Super-Fine

Posted by Abdul Rafay in News On 13th January 2021

A third-year Nottingham Trent University student was given a fine on October 20. Over 30 individuals were discovered stowing away at Lenton house in the break of Covid rules. The student has gotten first in Nottingham to pay the £10,000.

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A student in Nottingham who held a lockout rule-breaking house party has been one of the first persons to face a £ 10,000 super-fine in the world. The police said the 20-year-old is also the first individual to pay the amount in the city, which is more than enough to fund the tuition for a whole year.


A fixed penalty notice (FPN) was given to the third-year Nottingham Trent University student after officers were called to a conference at an address in Lenton on October 20 - where they found more than 30 people hiding in violation of the laws of coronavirus. At the moment, police confirmed that on the eve of Tier 3 lockout limits being placed, students attending the party told cops they were 'spoiling our fun' by breaking up the case.

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At that time, after the town reached Tier 2 restrictions on October 14, the mixing of households indoors had already been prohibited. Allegedly, young people have told the police, 'We should have the time of our lives.'


Nottingham City Council-led community security officers on a diligent patrol uncovered the group before police were informed. Nottinghamshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper said: 'This should send out a warning to people that it is not worth breaking the law when it comes to Covid legislation.

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'Most people in Nottinghamshire fully support and understand the reasons why the law is in place - to stop the NHS being overwhelmed by a wave of patients affected by the virus which thrives on social contact.


'Sadly there is a minority for whom enforcement is left as the only option.'


Following the house party on October 20, the student was among four to be fined £10,000. Both were suspended at the time by the university and faced further administrative action pending the results of an inquiry, including expulsion.

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A spokesperson for Nottingham Trent University said in October: 'We have been notified by Nottinghamshire Police this morning that they have imposed £10K fines on NTU students. 


'On receipt of that notification we immediately launched an investigation, and each student has been suspended pending the outcome of our investigation.  'Any student who is found to have breached our disciplinary regulations can face a range of sanctions, up to and including expulsion.'


Up to December 20, 196 fines were paid out in England for groups of more than 30 people, and two in Wales.

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It is known that so far, a limited amount has been paid, and in the 28-day payout cycle, about half still have time left. Police suspect that in court others will be questioned that the fee charged will be means-tested.


All FPN fees made on behalf of the police in England and Wales under the coronavirus regulations are collected by the ACRO Criminal History Service, with the funds allocated to local authorities. To stop going to jail, anyone fined can opt to pay, but beneficiaries are also told that a means-testing path is required in court.

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A senior police chief said on Tuesday that almost 45,000 fines were given to persons around the UK for violating the laws of Covid-19. Martin Hewitt, chairman of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), has cautioned that officers would not 'waste time' attempting to reason with people who have 'no respect' for others' welfare.

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