Police disciplined after 10 officers found at illegal lockdown party

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A police constable and an acting police sergeant from Sussex Police who were at the party have now been sanctioned by the force's Professional Standards Department. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Two police officers have been disciplined for attending a party in breach of Covid-19 lockdown rules.

Police were called to the gathering at a house in Hove, East Sussex, at 8.46pm on May 15 where they found a number of off-duty colleagues present.

At the time of the incident, coronavirus regulations stated that people should only mix with their own household or linked households. A total of 10 officers were later issued with fixed penalty notices of £200 each for breaching the rules.

A police constable and an acting police sergeant from Sussex Police who were at the party have now been sanctioned by the force's Professional Standards Department.

A force spokeswoman said: "An internal investigation carried out into the incident resulted in one of the police officers involved being given a written warning and an acting police sergeant given reflective practice, which requires officers to reflect on their actions and to improve their performance."