Moment 7 lads caught breaking Covid rules as they boozed and watched football in pop-up pub tell cops 'we're working'

Moment 7 lads caught breaking Covid rules as they boozed and watched football in pop-up pub tell cops 'we're working'

February 12, 2021

THIS is the moment seven lads who were caught boozing and watching football in a pop-up pub tell cops that they're "working".

Police body-cam footage shows the moment officers busted the makeshift boozer in Leicester as the lads gathered to watch the Foxes play Brighton in the FA Cup.

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Police entered just as the match kicked off at 7.30pm on Wednesday.

They found the group drinking beer together inside the large room, which had a pool table, a large screen television and a well-stocked bar.

One cop can heard saying to the men: "Hello folks, are you alright? What you doing? Sorry guys for spoiling your fun."

Each of the men, who claimed they were all working, were given a £200 fine for breaching Covid lockdown rules.

Leicestershire Police said bottled alcohol was being consumed but no money appeared to be being exchanged and there was no till present.

Sergeant Ben Widdowson said: "Officers acted on information received to carry out effective enforcement leading to seven people being issued with Fixed Penalty Notices.

"Gatherings such as this puts the lives of you, your family, your friends and people in your community at risk.

"We will take action on information received and while we continue to encourage, engage and explain in relation to the regulations, we will enforce when clear breaches of the regulations have been made.

"Times are challenging for everyone but please stay at home and keep yourselves and others safe.

"We do continue to thank everyone who is complying with the rules and understanding why they are in place as well as to those who are reporting breaches of the regulations to us."


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