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Fines issued and officers assaulted at Lincoln house party

Update as of 6 April

Levi Steven, 21, of Allison Place in Lincoln has been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and one of obstructing or resisting a constable in the execution of their duty. He is on bail to appear before Lincoln Magistrates on 21 April 2021. He also received a fixed penalty notice for breaching COVID regulations.

Original release:

We urge people to continue respecting Covid regulations.

Several fines were issued and two police officers were assaulted whilst responding to a Covid breach in Lincoln last night (April 3).

In the late hours of Saturday we were alerted to an ongoing house party at Allison Place, Lincoln. Officers attended and found a number of people at the address in breach of Covid regulations. Work is still ongoing to establish exactly how many people were there but we believe it to be approximately 13.

A man in his 20s was arrested for breaching Covid-restrictions and it was during this arrest that he assaulted two police officers. One officer sustained a minor injury during the altercation and was taken to hospital to be assessed.

The 21-year-old was further arrested for assaulting police officers and is currently in police custody.

Tickets were issued to a number of people at the party, the exact details of which are being finalised.

Under the new regulations, which came into effect on March 29, outdoor gatherings, including in private gardens, are permitted between two households or groups of up to six people from different households. Mixing indoors with people outside of your household or support bubble is still prohibited.

Despite the nicer weather during this bank holiday weekend, we’d like to remind people to continue respecting Covid regulations and to act responsibly.

Superintendent Lee Pache said: “Any assault on our officers is totally unacceptable and frustratingly they are happening far too often. This latest incident is another example of how our officers are placed in the difficult position of responding to breaches of Covid legislation, which in itself brings added risks to officers in terms of risk to their health.

“We’d like to remind people once again that we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, which means that we still have to comply with Government guidelines. We all need to work together to stop the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, so please, play your part.”

*All fixed penalty notices are subject to review to ensure they are proportionate.

06 Apr 21 10:28 AM

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