Three people have been charged with assaulting police after police entered a family’s home because they were told there were “too many people inside”.
Two police knocked on a door in Aberdeen at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday after a member of the public reported a violation of coronavirus restrictions.
Gatherings are banned in the UK to ease pressure on the NHS as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.
Images shared online showed a policeman standing in the hallway of a house as a woman was restrained by another man.
Two police knocked on a door in Aberdeen at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday after a member of the public reported a violation of coronavirus restrictions
She said, “My house. It is intimidation. It’s my house. Get out of my house. I didn’t ask you here.
A young boy can be seen in the video as the woman’s daughter said, “Stop it mom”.
Two women, aged 18 and 48, and a 43-year-old man have been charged with assaulting police officers and threatening and abusive behavior, according to Police Scotland.
A spokesperson added: “We received a complaint from a member of the public regarding a violation of coronavirus regulations at a property in Aberdeen, around 11:20 pm on Wednesday January 6, 2021.
Images shared online show a policeman standing in the hallway of a house as a woman is held by another man
Two women, aged 18 and 48, and a man, 43, have been charged with assaulting police officers and threatening and abusive behavior, according to Police Scotland
“Officers were present and two women (aged 18 and 48) and a 43-year-old man were accused of assaulting police and threatening and abusive behavior and will be reported to the tax prosecutor. ”
Police officers are legally permitted to enter British homes if “that person has a reasonable suspicion that a subsection 5 (1) offense is in progress at the scene”, according to the law.
Leaving home in Scotland is now illegal after the country was returned to lockdown. The tough crackdown, announced by Nicola Sturgeon, includes the legally enforceable stay-at-home rule.
His deputy, John Swinney, confirmed that police would take coercive action against those who break the rules.
John Swinney, MSP Deputy Prime Minister and Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon
He said: “There will be restrictions for a substantial period. We have set out our position for the month of January and we have come to that conclusion thanks to the comments you quoted from the Prime Minister.
“We are more concerned about the situation in Scotland than at any stage of the pandemic so far. This is due to the acceleration of the virus following the new variant.
“We had to take these steps, we regret very much that we had to take these steps and we appreciate the burden this places on individuals in society, but it is the right thing to do to protect the public.”
Exercise and essential travel are the only reasons people are allowed to leave their homes.
The rules for outdoor gatherings have also been tightened to allow a maximum of two people from two households to meet.
Mr Swinney told Sky News: “You know, the police don’t go around the house to check on individuals, and they don’t regularly stop cars on the street for weather or not travel is essential.
“But the fact that this has been enacted by law is an important indication of how serious we have to take people and that we have to follow them.
“If people respect these restrictions, we will succeed, as we did in the spring of last year, in drastically reducing the prevalence of the virus. “
He continued: ‘Having said that Police Scotland are taking enforcement action, action was taken on a very significant scale the other day with regard to people clearly flouting the regulations and it is important that Police Scotland take this step. when it deems it operationally right to do. ‘
Some 52,618 positive coronavirus tests were reported today, as well as 1,162 deaths daily.