POLICE have fined 12 people who gathered together for a meal on Valentine's Day at a house in Oxford.

Officers responded to reports of a Covid breach at a property in Sandy Lane West on Sunday.

On arrival, 12 people were found to be enjoying a meal, breaching the current regulations.

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Fixed penalty notices were issued and they were told to go home.

Oxford deputy LPA commander Jen Hogben said on Twitter: “The rules are clear. Gatherings like this should not be taking place and we will enforce robustly where necessary.

"Thank you to the majority of the public who are continuing to stay home."

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