Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been spoken to by British police after he appeared to flout localised lockdown rules by holding a seven hour party at his personal property in Oldham.
According to the Independent, the retired midfielder has been spoken to by the police after images surfaced which pictured his family, including his 21-year-old son Arron both wearing ‘Lockdown Live’ T-shirts during a house party last Friday.
The event which which featured a live DJ was believed to be attended by ‘dozens of youngsters’ amid criticism that the event should not have taken place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Scholes’ 19-year-old daughter Alica, who plays netball for Manchester Thunder was also pictured at the private event posing for group photographs wearing a similar themed T-shirt.
The reports come as official figures released over the weekend show the weekly rate for new COVID-19 infections in Oldham had rose to the second highest in England from 41.6 to 62.8, as per Oldham.Gov.
In a statement issued, Greater Manchester Police said: “On Sunday we were made aware of allegations of an earlier breach of Covid-19 restrictions at a residential property in the Oldham area.
“In line with normal procedure and policing by consent, officers attended and engaged with an individual explaining the restrictions and encouraging them to be compliant.”
The 45-year-old ex-pro has declined to comment on the recent reports, as per The Independent.