Three students fined £10,000 each for hosting house party
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Three students from the University of East Anglia have each been handed £10,000 fines after throwing a house party for a 100-strong crowd.
Police were called to the address in Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, at around 1.10am on Sunday, October 11, to break up a party hosted by students attending the UEA.
Two women, both aged 20, and a third, aged 19, who lived at the property were each fined the five-figure sum for their role in the gathering.
The fixed penalty notice is for breaking the ‘Rule of Six’ imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In Colchester, a total of 32 University of Essex students were fined for breaking the rule of six over the weekend.
Several gatherings of more than six people were discovered by police on Friday and Saturday night, resulting in £200 fixed penalty notices being handed out to all involved.
Also in Essex, the organiser of a wedding party in Margaretting was fined £10,000 on Sunday after hosting 80 guests for a sit-down dinner.
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