Police find huge party of up to 70 people at a pub hours after it ...

Police discovered a huge party of up to 70 people at a pub which was still ongoing two hours after the venue should have closed under coronavirus regulations.

Officers from West Midlands Police raided The Greyhound pub in Erdington, Birmingham, at just gone midnight on September 26. 

Body cam footage shows the moment officers found a huge spread of food, a DJ's set-up, an estimated 65-70 guests milling around and drinks still being served.

The guests were quickly sent home and the discovery led to a £1,000 fine for the pub's owner, who had breached regulations stating that venues must close at 10pm.

It came just a few hours after officers from the same force raided a 200-strong funeral party at the Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel in Solihull, less than four miles away.    

Police discovered a huge wedding party of up to 70 people at a pub which was still ongoing two hours after the venue should have closed under coronavirus regulations. Officers from West Midlands Police raided The Greyhound pub in Erdington, Birmingham, at just gone midnight on September 26

A wedding cake was part of a spread of food inside

Police discovered a huge party of up to 70 people at a pub which was still ongoing two hours after the venue should have closed under coronavirus regulations. Pictured right: A cake was part of a spread of food inside

Police had received nine calls complaining about the mass gathering and loud music on September 25.

Footage of the party discovery was posted on to the Twitter account of West Midlands Police. 

The video shows officers putting masks on before they go inside the pub and find a party set-up complete with disco lights. 

Inside, they find staff behind the bar, guests milling around and swathes of food - including a cake - on tables. 

The police revealed they had been called to the 'lock-in' by a concerned member of the public.  

They added that they 'dispersed' the guests, who 'left without issue', and said that this was the first time the pub's owners had been in trouble with police. 

Officers from West Midlands Police raided The Greyhound pub in Erdington, Birmingham, at just gone midnight on September 26

Officers from West Midlands Police raided The Greyhound pub in Erdington, Birmingham, at just gone midnight on September 26

A huge spread of food was found inside the pub, along with dozens of guests. The venue should have closed at 10pm under new coronavirus regulations

A huge spread of food was found inside the pub, along with dozens of guests. The venue should have closed at 10pm under new coronavirus regulations

The police revealed they had been called to the 'lock-in' by a concerned member of the public

The police revealed they had been called to the 'lock-in' by a concerned member of the public

It came just a few hours after the discovery of a funeral party in Solihull.  

Footage shows officers walking through a packed marquee before entering the reception area of the Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel and demanding to speak to the manager, who was off-site.     

The police force later said it was the

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