Kids cry as police storm house over suspected lockdown breach and make arrests

Children were left in tears when police officers entered a home and arrested three people following a reported coronavirus rule breach.

Late on Wednesday evening police officers knocked on the door of the Aberdeen family’s home.

A member of the public had reported a suspected breach of coronavirus restrictions to the police, alleging that too many people were in the home.

In scenes that were filmed by a member of the public a woman can be seen arguing with a police officer before chaos breaks lose.

Several people end up on the floor amidst wails from the children and much swearing.

Footage shared online shows a police officer standing inside the hallway of the home as a woman was held back by another man.

The woman can be heard saying: “It is my house, get out of my house. I did not ask you in here.

“I am the woman of this land she says” before telling the police officer “get your fcking body out of my fcking house.”

The officer warns the woman that he will arrest her for breaching the peace.

A young boy can be seen in the video as the woman’s daughter says: “Just stop it mum”.

A man then walks in front of the woman and stands between her and the police officer.

Among much shouting and swearing the woman can be heard pleading with the officer to get off another female, claiming that she has epilepsy.

Two women, aged 18 and 48, and a 43-year-old man were charged in connection with assaulting police officers and threatening and abusive behaviour, Police Scotland said.

A spokesperson added: “We received a complaint from a member of the public regarding a breach of coronavirus regulations at a property in Aberdeen, around 11.20pm on Wednesday, 6 January, 2021.

“Officers attended and two women (aged 18 and 48) and a 43-year-old man were charged in connection with assaulting police officers and threatening and abusive behaviour and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Under Scots Law police officers are allowed to enter a person’s home if that officer “reasonably suspects that an offence under regulation 5(1) is taking place on the premises”.

Aberdeen is currently placed under a stay at home order.

People are only permitted to leave their homes if they have an essential reason.

Householders may only enter another home for essential work, to join their extended household or to provide care and support for a vulnerable person.

Police have also been given powers to break up groups of more than 15 people meeting inside homes.

Those caught breaking the rules face arrest or a fine.