More than a dozen people have been handed fines for attending a party during the lockdown.

The event was held in Long Riding in Basildon and was being held as part of a gender-reveal celebration back on April 24.

More than 15 people were at the party, which was being held both inside a house and in the garden.

They were found to be breaching the lockdown rules at the time which did not allow large gatherings.

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Several hearings took place at Chelmsford Magistrates Court last week where 13 people charged by police were sentenced.

A total of 12 people were each fined £660 and ordered to pay costs of £156.

They were:

  • Colin Thompson, 47, of Beeston Courts, Basildon
  • James Grimshaw, 42, of Havalon Close, Basildon
  • Jason Ratford, 37, of Sorrel Court, Basildon
  • Terri Ratford, 32, of Mellow Purgess End, Basildon
  • George Cubberley, 22, of Brownlow Bend, Basildon
  • Toni Stevens, 42, of Havalon Close, Basildon
  • James Richards, 34, of Highcliffe Road, Wickford
  • Donna Ratford, 56, of Long Riding, Basildon
  • Luke Ratford, 28, of Long Riding, Basildon
  • Kelly Randall, 41, of Long Riding, Basildon
  • Lewis Garland, 30, of Long Riding, Basildon
  • Billy Randall, 21, of Long Riding, Basildon

Harley Roberts, 23 and of Havalon Close, Basildon was meanwhile handed a £120 fine and ordered to pay costs of £124.