Covid: Machete thrown during Liverpool Covid-breach house party

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Merseyside has previously seen some of the highest rates of coronavirus infections

Police had a machete thrown at them from a window as they broke up a "selfish" and "brazen" Covid-breach house party.

Fourteen people were fined for attending the party in Fairfield, Liverpool, in the early hours.

Officers had been alerted by a member of the public at about 01:00 GMT.

Evidence of drug use was found inside the Prescot Road home alongside a diary of other "party flat" bookings, Merseyside Police said.

The force said a large number of people fled and a machete was thrown at police from an upstairs window.

Ch Insp Chris Barnes said: "The brazen nature of these people is astounding, as is their selfishness to continue as normal, despite the sacrifices being made by the majority.

"It is simple, a house party could mean that someone loses a loved one or a family member to coronavirus in a few weeks' time.

"It is also likely to increase the pressure on our already stretched healthcare services.

"We will continue to take action where people are flouting the restrictions."

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