Eight people found together inside a property last night were each fined £200 for breaching coronavirus regulations.

Police say they were alerted to a gathering at an address at Foster House in Maxwell Road, Borehamwood, at around 8pm on Wednesday (November 11).

Officers attended and were greeted at the door by two people.

Police say six further people were discovered inside, all of whom lived at different addresses.

Hertfordshire Constabulary added none of them were part of a permitted social bubble.

In England, under new laws, it is currently illegal for different households to mix indoors, unless part of a bubble, until at least December 2.

Police confirmed all eight people inside the property were given fixed penalty notices of £200 under coronavirus regulations.

PC Mitchell Holloway, from the Borehamwood safer neighbourhood team, said: "Covid-19 is a deadly virus and I would like to thank everyone who continues to treat this lockdown with the patience and caution it needs.

"These are extremely tough and challenging times emotionally, financially and psychologically, for us all and it is in these times that we should be doing our part to act in safe and considerate ways, to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus.

"Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertsmere community safety partnership will not tolerate serious cases of disregard to the lockdown rules and as last night’s action shows, those intent on ignoring the law will be dealt with and educated in a swift and robust manner."

This is not the first time police have issued fines to people breaking coronavirus regulations.

In the early hours of November 5, when the lockdown in England was introduced, seven people who had gathered to set off fireworks in King George Recreation Ground in Bushey were fined £200 each.

Police have said officers will continue to carry out patrols to ensure Government regulations are being adhered to.

There will be dedicated patrols to businesses, transport hubs, parks, schools, while officers will respond to Covid-related calls to addresses in the area.

If you believe someone may be breaching the COVID-19 regulations, you can report information online at herts.police.uk/report or call 101.

Hertsmere Borough Council can also investigate a business or organisation for not following the Government's Covid-19 regulations by reporting it to them online.