Exeter University students breach coronavirus lockdown restrictions with flat party

Blurred still of students allegedly having lockdown house party in halls
The University of Exeter has condemned the actions of some of its students who attended a party.

The University of Exeter has condemned the actions of some of their students after a party was held on campus.

The university says it is investigating after an event was held at Lafrowda halls of residence in breach of current coronavirus restrictions.

A video shared on social media appeared to show a room packed with students.

Police were called and are now investigating the incident.

A spokesperson for the university said they will be working with the police - who were called to the party - to identify all those involved.

Three students were fined £200 after a review of body-worn footage, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

“This is clearly totally unacceptable behaviour and we are investigating the incident further,” the university spokesperson said.

“The health and safety of our whole community must come first and we will take action on any individuals breaking Covid-19 rules.”

The event is believed to have taken place on 9 January.

National restrictions imposed by the Government on 4 January state people should stay at home, in their own accommodation and not mix with others outside of their own residence.

The incident was just one of the many police attended across the West Country over the weekend. For details of the others, click here.

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