Barricade Boozers hold Illegal Lockdown Lock-in at Pub in Liverpool

"Rule Britannia"- Barmy Boozers barricaded the doors so they could hold an illegal lock-in. image: Google.

A group of drinkers ‘barricade themselves in a pub’ during illegal lockdown lock-in.

POLICE were pelted with beer bottles and ‘other items’ after they arrived to break up a 100-strong gathering at the Britannia Hotel Pub on Hopwood Street, Vauxhall in the early hours of Monday.

“Defiant drinkers at an illegal lockdown-lock-in have barricaded themselves in a pub after police officers arrived to break up the session,” reported Merseyside police.

According to reports, there were more than 100 people gathered at the Vauxhall pub at around midnight on Sunday, playing loud music and disturbing residents nearby, although only ‘a number of people’ were said to take part in the blockade.

Arrests

Det Insp Phil Atkinson said: “This is appalling behaviour and saddens me to see officers being put at risk from those flouting government guidelines. “Restrictions have been eased, but by no means is this pandemic over and nor should we treat it like it is.”

He added: “If government advice had been followed, we wouldn’t have had to attend this gathering and our resources could have been better used elsewhere. I hope those who both hosted and attended this event think twice about their actions and will avoid these gatherings in the future.”

In total, seven men and one woman, aged between 21 and 33, were arrested for violent disorder and drugs offences, there were no officers injured and the premises surrendered its licence on Monday.

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