Man charged after police ‘assaulted’ breaking up house party

A man has been charged after two police officers were allegedly assaulted while responding to a Covid breach in Lincoln.

Levi Steven, 21, of Allison Place, in Lincoln, has been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and one of obstructing or resisting a constable in the execution of their duty.

He is on bail to appear before Lincoln Magistrates on Wednesday, April 21 2021.

Officers from Lincolnshire Police attended a property at Allison Place on Saturday, April 3 to break up an ongoing house party, where they found around 13 people in breach of Covid regulations.

Two officers were assaulted, with one sustaining a minor injury during the altercation and was taken to hospital to be assessed.

Fines were also issued to “a number of people” found at the gathering

Under new lockdown regulations which came into effect on March 29, outdoor gatherings, including in private gardens, are permitted between two households or groups of up to six people from different households.

Mixing indoors with people outside of your household or support bubble is still banned.

Police have urged people to continue to follow Covid regulations and to act responsibly.

Police shut down Covid rule breaching house party at Allison Place, Lincoln on Saturday evening
(Image: Lincolnshire Echo/James Turner)

Superintendent Lee Pache said: “Any assault on our officers is totally unacceptable and frustratingly they are happening far too often.

“This latest incident is another example of how our officers are placed in the difficult position of responding to breaches of Covid legislation, which in itself brings added risks to officers in terms of risk to their health.

“We’d like to remind people once again that we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, which means that we still have to comply with Government guidelines.

“We all need to work together to stop the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, so please, play your part.”

LincolnshireLive – Lincoln News