Breaking: Three UEA students have been fined £30,000 for hosting a house party

That’s more expensive than a whole three year degree

Three students from the University of East Anglia have been fined £10,000 each for hosting a party on Saturday night.

The party took place in a residential house on Bowthorpe Road in Norwich, a popular student housing area. Up to 100 people are said to have attended.

Students there were meant to be self-isolating after some reported developing symptoms, the BBC reported.

The fine comes after Essex police increased patrols in Colchester to target those persistently breaching guidance. Police fined 32 students over the weekend from the University of Essex for breaking the Government’s “rule of six” Covid-19 regulations.

In Nottingham, a 19-year-old student was fined £10,000 for hosting a house party in Lenton with 50 guests.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Constabulary said: “Officers dispersed the gathering and three occupants at the address, a 19-year-old woman and two 20-year-old women, were issued with the fixed penalty notice for contravening the ban on being involved in holding a gathering of more than 30 people.

“As a police force, we fully appreciate how difficult the past six months have been for the county and we are pleased that the vast of majority of people have played and continue to play their part, following the guidance and legislation helping to protect Norfolk and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“We all have a role to play in keeping our county safe and yesterday’s gathering was a blatant breach of the Health Protection Regulations. We won’t hesitate to take action if needed as yesterday demonstrated.”