Coming home to find a teenage party has been gatecrashed by dozens of drunk people their child does not know is every parent’s nightmare.
But one 18-year-old had to contend with much more than a telling-off from his parents: he was fined £10,000 for flouting coronavirus restrictions after police had to break up a party at his home in Devizes, Wiltshire, last month.
His family have instructed a solicitor to help them fight the fine, with the boy’s father promising to take the case to the Supreme Court if required. It is understood they do not think he should be held responsible because the party was gatecrashed. They have filed a complaint to Wiltshire police and have not paid the fine. There is no appeals