‘Selfish’ teenagers who held a wild party in Maroubra where ‘dozens’ of people caught Covid are fined $9,000 – as cops investigate whether virus-infected rulebreakers have been throwing raves in the area for WEEKS
- Police hand out thousands in fines to people attending illegal parties on beaches
- NSW Police gave nine $1,000 fines to people at illegal rave at Malabar headland
- Officials have been investigating behaviour in area after house party last month
- More than 60 people attended illegal party in Maroubra with many from west
- Party had infected people in attendance which has led to a string of cases
A group of young mates have been issued thousands of dollars worth of fines as police investigate a series of illegal parties where ‘dozens’ of people caught Covid in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
New South Wales Police confirmed on Wednesday evening they have handed out nine $1,000 infringement notices as part of their investigations into a number of raves in the Maroubra area.
The penalties were handed out to men aged between 18 and 24 in attendance at a gathering on the Malabar Headland on Friday July 23, with further punishments expected to handed out to others.
The party on Malabar Headland is believed to be one of many illegal gatherings being held in the area in recent weeks which has lead to a surge in Covid infections.
Police walk through Maroubra after several illegal parties were held in the beachside suburb in July and August
The penalties were handed out to men aged between 18 and 24 in attendance at a gathering on the Malabar headland on Friday July 23 (pictured: party on the headland last year)
Officials were appalled last month when it was revealed someone hosted an illegal house party in Maroubra featuring more than 60 people, 20 of whom were infected.
The party has resulted in 81 infections across Sydney and the city’s eastern suburbs, with several businesses being closed as a result of exposure.
Several of the people in attendance and infected with the virus were from western Sydney and had illegally travelled beyond their 10km limit.
NSW Police has been investigating the party as well as a series of other gatherings around the area, leading to the fines being handed out on Wednesday.
Fines were handed out to nine men aged between 18 and 24 after attending an illegal gathering on Malabar Headland (pictured, police patrol Maroubra Beach)
Pictured: Party being held on Malabar headland last year. In 2021 it has been the scene of several illegal parties with police handing out several fines
‘It was reported that these parties, which were in breach of the Public Health Orders, involved dozens of people who had since returned a positive COVID-19 test result,’ a police spokesman confirmed.
‘As part of the investigation, police have established that a number of people gathered at Malabar Headland during the evening of Friday 23 July 2021. It is suspected that this party is also linked to cases of COVID-19.
‘Following inquiries, police issued $1000 PINs to nine men – aged 24, 22, 20, three aged 19 and three aged 18 – earlier today (Wednesday 1 September 2021) in relation to the Malabar Headland party in July.
‘Investigations into the August gatherings at Maroubra are continuing, which includes determining whether there are any links between the Malabar and Maroubra parties.’
‘Selfish’ teenagers who held party in Maroubra where ‘dozens’ of people caught Covid fined $9,000