Twenty attend child’s party in the Latrobe Valley

ON Saturday, police issued 192 fines to people for breaching Chief Health Officer directions, including 20 fines for failing to wear a face covering, 26 at vehicle checkpoints and 69 for curfew breached.

A woman was fined after holding a birthday party for a five-year-old at a house in the Latrobe local government area, which currently has 13 active cases of COVID-19.

Twelve adults and eight children attended.

The party organiser received a fine.

Police were also called to reports of a house party in Warrnambool, and found seven youths from seven different addresses inside.

They were issued with warnings.

Police were called back an hour later and found everyone still present. All seven attendees were issued with penalty notices.

People who want to report a suspected breach of public health restrictions should phone the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or report online.