Greater Manchester Police was pilloried on social media for shutting down the child’s party
Source: National File
Greater Manchester Police was the target of a large social media backlash after tweeting about shutting down a child’s birthday party out of coronavirus fears days after failing to contain jubilant celebrations on their street from the Pakistani community, who were flouting social distancing to be present for Pakistan’s Independence Day.
Three families had been quietly enjoying a birthday on a late summer’s day before the police arrived to dampen the occasion, reprimanding the homeowner.
“Officers attended a property in #Swinton where 3 families were celebrating a child’s birthday in a private garden. The homeowner has been issued with a fixed penalty notice,” the official police account tweeted.