Organisers of a party involving 200 people in High Wycombe have been slapped with a £10,000 fine.

Around 200 people were at the party, at a house in Marlow Hill, which appeared to police to be a ticketed event with music playing in a number of rooms on Saturday night.

It is believed that most of the people at the party were not from the area and police dispersed them safely.

A police investigation found the person who organised the party and they were given a £10,000 fine for organising a gathering of more than 30 people in a private house.

Thames Valley Police has also worked with the council to get the property shut down for three months, meaning no one else is allowed in during that time.

Supt Emma Baillie, Silver commander for the forces response to Coronavirus, said: “This was a blatant and flagrant breach of the legislation around Coronavirus.

“With cases rising in the country and also here in the Thames Valley it is very disappointing that some still see fit to not abide by the legislation that is in place to save lives and protect the NHS.

“Our approach throughout has been to engage, explain and encourage people to follow the restrictions which we know are affecting everyone’s lives.

“However where our officers encounter wilful and flagrant disregard for others safety by deliberately not following the regulations, we will look to enforce through, dispersal, fines or even arrest.

“We will continue to work with the Environmental Health Teams and Covid marshals from Buckinghamshire Council as well as with our local authority partners across the Thames Valley to keep our communities safe and protect the NHS through the ongoing pandemic.”