COVID-19 restrictions breached at Malabar party

COVID-19 restrictions breached at Malabar party

Four people have been charged with breaching coronavirus laws after being caught at a wild party in a disused WWII military bunker. 

Police were called to Malabar Headland National Park, in east Sydney, after reports of a loud party about 12.30am on Sunday morning. 

At least 150 attendees were found inside the abandoned military bunker, before the group scattered from the party as police arrived.    

Wild party at a disused military bunker in eastern Sydney (pictured) was shut down by police early on Sunday morning.  Four organisers fined $1000 for breaching COVID-19 restrictions

Wild party at a disused military bunker in eastern Sydney (pictured) was shut down by police early on Sunday morning.  Four organisers fined $1000 for breaching COVID-19 restrictions 

NSW Police officers found at least 150 attendees inside the abandoned military bunker (pictured above) before the group scattered and attempted to run from the party

NSW Police officers found at least 150 attendees inside the abandoned military bunker (pictured above) before the group scattered and attempted to run from the party

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command and the Central Metropolitan Operations Support Group spoke with the party organisers.

The four men – aged 34, 28 and two aged 25 – were issued $1000 fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 directions.    

Eastern Beaches Police Area Commander, Detective Superintendent Rohan Cramsie, said police encouraged the community to report suspected breaches.

‘It is the responsibility of everyone in this state to follow the rules and keep our community safe from further exposure to COVID-19,’ Det Supt Cramsie said.

‘Not only are events like this illegal, this particular party was extremely dangerous for partygoers and emergency service personnel due to the location and terrain.

‘With summer and the Christmas season approaching, we urge the community to listen to the advice of our health professionals to keep our family and friends safe and well.’

Current coronavirus restrictions in NSW allow up to 20 people to gather in a home and up to 30 in a public place such as a park or beach. 

Police urged members of the community to report any potential breaches (file image pictured)

Police urged members of the community to report any potential breaches (file image pictured)

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