House parties continue to cause chaos as cops break 'at least' 300 house parties across Scotland this September weekend. 

More than 100 penalties were issued and 14 arrests were made during the weekend, with cops stating parties are being held in every community and age group.

Officers had to force entry to three of the Scottish households.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: “There is no doubt that house parties or house gatherings are not permitted and there can be no excuse for arranging, attending, or hosting a house party.

“It is against the law.

“Where officers encounter blatant, wilful, or persistent breaches, we will take decisive action to enforce the law.”

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But the Chief Constable also thanked the public for following new regulations, including the 10pm curfew on hospitality venues. 

Additional officers were sent out across all Local Authorities to ensure pubs and bars closed at 10pm. 

He said: “Highly restrictive measures on our lives, freedoms, and daily routines are in place as, collectively, we respond to this public health emergency.

“Policing is here to support people and to help everyone to do the right thing, to prevent the spread of the virus. Officers will use good sense and exercise the discretion that is integral to the office of Constable, to work with citizens to support the implementation of these new rules.

“The experience of the last six months is that the great majority of people are taking personal responsibility to do the right thing because they know that at this time physical distancing is the significant intervention that can be made to save lives.

“I am grateful for the support and co-operation of the public and the licensed trade which continued over the weekend. I also want to again underline my admiration and compassion for young people and students who have responded so well to the pandemic at this crucial time of their lives.”