A TOTAL of 15 people have been reported for breaching Covid restrictions after officers pulled the plug on a party in Rhyl.

NWP Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele posted on Facebook that on Wednesday (February 17) officers attended an industrial business premises unit off Ernest Street at about 8pm following reports of a party.

Loud music could be heard and a number of people were inside the build.

A spokesperson for the team said: "The only entry and exit to the unit had been padlocked shut, which could have had disastrous consequences in an emergency.

"Officers gained entry after the business owner refused to open the padlock. Once inside officers found music equipment set up with professional lighting, sofa’s and fridges full of alcohol for a birthday party.

"Those present were not social distancing or wearing PPE: 16 people were present from different households.

"15 people have been reported for breaching COVID regulations, and the business owner has been reported for organising an indoor event, and the local authority will also be informed."

T/Inspector Kev Smith said: ‘I would continue to ask people to please consider their own safety and that of their loved ones.

‘We are all in this together and the law applies to everyone.

‘We all need to do everything we can to protect the NHS, our front line staff and the wider community during this deadly pandemic and we will not hesitate to take action when we believe people are flouting the rules that are intended to keep us all safe.’