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Wagon Wheely Sorry Nathan Carter apologises for breaching Covid-19 rules after 'at least 50' attended birthday party

Fourteen Covid-19 penalty notices and one Covid-19 fine were issued.

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Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

COUNTRY music star Nathan Carter has today apologised for a party in his honour that was organised by his family last weekend.

The event, which took place at the Wagon Wheel singer’s luxury home in the Lisbellaw area of Co Fermanagh to celebrate his 31st birthday on Friday, was found to be in breach of Covid-19 restrictions in the north of Ireland.

Police arrived at the property shortly after 10.30pm on Friday, with reports of at least 50 people in the property based close to the shores of Upper Lough Erne.

Fourteen Covid-19 penalty notices and one Covid-19 fine were issued.

The penalties attract a fine of £200 and £1,000 respectively.

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Country star Nathan Carter on Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh

Country star Nathan Carter on Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh

Country star Nathan Carter on Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh

In a statement today, Nathan Carter said: “I wish to confirm the attendance of the PSNI at my residence on Friday 28th May 2021.

“My family visiting from Liverpool had organised a barbecue for my birthday. They believed that this gathering was within the current Covid 19 restrictions in the North; however it transpires that it was not.

“The organiser has already paid the fine that was issued.

“Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I fully apologise."

While regulations were relaxed in the North on May 24 around outdoor events, with up to 500 allowed, according to the Executive health regulations, just six people from two households are permitted to gather in a private indoor setting.

Only household of six or more can mix with one other household with a maximum of 10 people, according to the Executive regulations in the North.

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Up to 15 people, including children, from three households are allowed to meet up outdoors in a private garden.

A PSNI spokesperson told the Belfast Telegraph: “Police received a report in relation to a house party and a suspected breach of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 at an address in Lisbellaw at 10.30pm on Friday night (May 28).

“Officers attended the address where at least 50 people were present. Enforcement action was taken, including 14 Cov 7 £200 fines and one Cov 9 £1,000 fine. A Cov 2 Prohibition Notice was also issued. Further enforcement action is expected.

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