Monday, 3 August 2020

Man United legend Paul Scholes visited by police after breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules by throwing illegal house party

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes was on Sunday visited by UK police officers after he threw an illegal house party on Friday July 31 for his son Arron, in Oldham, a Covid crisis area.

Police visited his £3.5million mansion after The Sun newspapers posted pictures on Sunday August 2, showing the crowded party he organized, flouting social distancing rules.

His son Arron was celebrating his 21st birthday and each party guest could have been fined £100 by police as indoor social visits have been banned across the UK over a spike in Covid-19 cases.

In photos published by the Sun UK, the former Manchester United midfielder Scholes, 45, posed in a “Lockdown Live” T-shirt with DJ Zac Caulcutt, while dozens of youngsters could be seen ignoring social distancing rules. Another photo published by the newspaper shows Scholes's 19-year-old daughter Alicia, an England netball player, posing with a group of friends during the party.

Speaking on the houseparty, Local MP Debbie Abrahams said: “We all need to play our part. I urge everyone to follow the new guidelines.”

According to the UK government, any area that has over 50 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people is rated “red” by the Government and new figures show the infection rate in Oldham soared to 58.1 per 100,000 people.

A spokeswoman for Greater ­Manchester Police said to reporters: “Officers attended and engaged with an ­individual, explaining the restrictions and encouraging them to be compliant.”

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