Police chief's daughter, 19, flouts Covid rules at 40-person strong bash – despite dad's stay at home pleaJanuary 21, 2021
A POLICE chief's daughter has been caught flouting Covid rules at a 40-person university party – despite her dad's pleas to the public to stay at home.
Amy Slattery, 19, was seen at an illegal party with other students at Leeds Beckett University – with no face masks or social distancing in sight.
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Despite her father, Cumbria Police Assistant Chief Constable Andy Slattery, being at the forefront of Covid clampdowns – the 19-year-old raved at the boozy party on Saturday night.
The police chief has not yet commented on his daughter's actions.
Footage of Amy and her pals at the illegal party, thought to be held in one of the university's halls of residence, was posted on Snapchat.
Music boomed as the youngsters danced side by side – dismissing lockdown and social distancing rules.
The day after the party, Leeds Beckett University tweeted: "Unfortunately a small number of students have breached the regulations by organising or attending parties/gatherings in halls, putting the safety and welfare of other residents and staff at risk."
A source told MailOnline: "Of course, it's not just Amy who was behaving irresponsibly, but given who her father is, it's outrageous that she has ignored all the rules in this way.
"Her dad is never off the local TV and radio, rightly ramming home the message that we must all adhere to the laws on wearing facemasks and maintaining a safe distance if we're to stay safe from this disease.
"Andy takes all this very seriously. This won't go down well at all."
ACC Slattery frequently appears on local TV and radio giving advice on Covid lockdown laws.
In an interview with BBC Cumbria earlier this month, he explained there had been 559 breaches in the county with 68 people being issued with a fixed penalty notice.
He said: 'The virus doesn't spread itself, the virus came here from the South East very quickly because it travels with people moving around the country.
"Government scientists are very clear that we've got to reduce the number of people travelling around the country and that's why this stay local message is very important."
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Mr Slattery, 53, joined the force in 1991 and was promoted to ACC in April 2019.
Having been a detective in every rank of the force, he has previously held posts as Head of Serious and Organised Crime, Counter-Terrorism, Public Protection and Intelligence, taking on the role of Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime in October 2016.
The Cumbrian-born officer lives with his family in the county, and is a competitive fell-runner – a trait picked up by his daughter Amy.
A spokesperson for Leeds Beckett University said: "The majority of students act responsibly and all Leeds Beckett students have been made aware of their personal and collective obligations when it comes to safety, social distancing and government guidelines on Covid-19.
"Where students are found to have breached the regulations by organising or attending parties in halls we act swiftly to investigate and take action as necessary.
"Students who break the law by organising or attending parties in halls will face disciplinary action which could lead to a fine of up to £500 under the Student Code of Conduct."
Mark Webster, Cumbria's Deputy Chief Constable said that they were aware of the video, but that it was filmed in another police force area and is a matter for local police.
He added: "However, we are at a critical stage in the pandemic and the rules and guidance are clear.
"It is incumbent on everyone to comply, to ensure that we reduce the spread of infection.
"In line with our policy throughout the pandemic we do not identify or single out individuals that have breached, or are alleged to have breached, restrictions – and this instance is no different.
"Cumbria Constabulary continues to encourage everyone to follow the restrictions, which are in place to stop the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives."
In Leeds, there have been nearly 49,000 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday alone, there were 406 new infections recorded in the area.
And over 1,010 have died from Covid in Leeds since the beginning of the pandemic.
On January 10, a week before the party, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust was one of five major trusts in England which ran out of adult critical care beds.
When the MailOnline tried to contact Slattery family they declined to comment.
Amy Slattery did not respond to The Sun.
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