A party host was fined for throwing a birthday bash and defying self-isolation rules after a guest told the police he did not "believe in coronavirus."

The Derby West response unit of Derbyshire Police received a noise complaint for a birthday party, breaching lockdown guidelines.

The homeowner was handed a £60 fixed penalty notice for breaking UK's strict rules amid the pandemic claims the force.

Police also said they did not receive "the warmest of welcomes" when they arrived, with one guest saying they did not believe in the disease, reports Mirror Online.

In a tweet, the Derby West response unit said: "Another call for Group 1 to attend a noise complaint from a house party, this time an 18th birthday.

A guest said he "did not believe in coronavirus"

"Not the warmest of welcomes and one occupant shockingly stated he 'did not believe in the coronavirus'.

"The home owner has been given a Penalty Notice and can enjoy his £60 fine."

Police continue to crack down on Brits who are ignoring social distancing rules during the coronavirus lockdown.

Police were alerted to the 18th birthday party for breaking social distancing rules

Earlier this week, police in north Wales criticised a group of "more than 40" people who had a "social distancing party" in the street.

The party was held on a street in Deeside on Saturday, with officers describing it as a "bad idea" which should have been delayed until when the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control.

But their criticism had mixed reviews when they posted about it on Facebook, North Wales Live reported.

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Several locals claimed that the party was made up of people in their own gardens.

In the post, the force's North Flintshire local policing team said: "Deeside residents. The chocolate teapot. The motorbike ashtray. The waterproof teabag. All examples of bad ideas.

"A bit like the “social distancing” party that a 40+ group of you held yesterday in the street in Sandycroft. Or the birthday party held on Dock Road.

"Let’s save the celebrations for when this is all over."