Police were called to the scene of a party on Saturday night whereby a group of people were gathered. At 10pm on Saturday night, police were called to the party in Normanton where they found a 25-person party taking place. After confronting the group, police were said to be in shock and gave strong words of advice to the people.
A Twitter account for Derbyshire Police, DerWestResponse, tweeted: “Officers have just attended an address in absolute shock to find 25 adults and children having a massive party with speakers and karaoke.
“It is clear people are still having complete disregard for the Government advice and rules.”
Derbyshire Police had also introduced measures to stop gatherings in the county’s blue lagoon.
The force had also come under pressure for using drone footage to track people walking in the Peak District.
The local police have not commented further on the incident.
In order to deter visitors to the lagoon, the police also used black dye to stop people travelling to the site.
On their Facebook the neighbourhood policing force said: “No doubt this is due to the picturesque location and the lovely weather for once in Buxton.
“However, the location is dangerous and this type of gathering is in contravention of the current instruction of the UK Government.
“With this in mind, we have attended the location this morning and used water dye to make the water look less appealing.”
The flouting of the social distancing measures comes as England’s deputy medical officer, Jenny Harries warned the restrictions could be in place for some time.
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Published at Sun, 29 Mar 2020 17:12:00 +0000