Country music star Nathan Carter has apologised after police broke up a birthday party at Fermanagh home which was being held in breach of Covid-19 rules last weekend.
Officers said at least 50 people were present when they arrived at the singer’s home in Lisbellaw in Northern Ireland on Friday night.
Police issued a £1,000 (€1,160) fine to the organiser of the event and 14 fines of £200 to attendees. A Covid-19 prohibition notice was also issued. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said further enforcement action was expected.
Nathan Carter issued the following statement: “My family visiting from Liverpool had organised a barbecue for my birthday.
“They believed that this gathering was within the current Covid-19 restrictions in the North, however, it transpires that it was not.
“The organiser has already paid the fine that was issued.
“Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I fully apologise.”
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