The woman had probably quickly thrown on the coat and turned off the light when the police came on Saturday night to break up a party in her apartment – but she was still wearing her earrings and fake eyelashes. A video released by the police can be heard as the police question the woman and finally ask the more than a dozen party guests to leave. The police arrested three of them for libel. In another house in Birmingham, a party with more than 50 guests was even broken up.
The West Midlands Police reports an increase in illegal celebrations during the current, tough corona lockdown, which has been going on since the beginning of January – sometimes even elaborately organized with DJs and VIP areas. In addition, the organizers would be more refined at keeping the parties secret. Criminal Investigator David Jamieson reported to the Guardian of an “increase in the aggressiveness of the people involved”. Many had accumulated a lot of frustration during the lockdown.