An eight-year-old child has had a birthday to remember after police broke up their birthday party on Sunday afternoon, handing out more than $26,000 worth in fines.
Sixteen people were found to be in breach of the 1.5 metre rule at the Beaumaris residence, in Victoria, at the gathering which was decorated with signs and balloons.
Police were tipped off by a concerned resident.
As part of the current stay-at-home directives, Victorians are not allowed to visit friend’s homes unless it is for an essential purpose, such as medical care.
Anyone caught in breach of breaking stay at home directives face on the spot fines of $1,652.
A Bayside family will be fined after they held a birthday bash for their 8-year-old boy this morning. The homeowner denies having a “party” but a passerby snapped this pic… @VictoriaPolice officers paid them a visit shortly after. More in @9NewsMelb tonight pic.twitter.com/uuzHzvPzq1
— Sam Cucchiara (@SamCucchiara9) April 19, 2020
Victoria Police issued a total of 91 fines on Sunday, which included breaking up a basketball match and catching people who were drinking together in a car.