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Neighbours tell of anger after police were called to 40th birthday party at Welsh Tory MP’s home 

Neighbours spoke of their anger today after a ‘lockdown-breaching’ party was held at a Tory MP’s house on Bank Holiday Monday, as party banners still fluttered from the window.

Police broke up the 40th birthday celebration at Rob Roberts’ home and two people were thrown out.

According to locals, a police car turned up at 5pm on Monday after Mr Roberts’ wife Alexandra held a party for her 40th with black balloons and party banners festooned across the property.

The Conservative MP for Delyn, North Wales, who is separated from his wife, was in London at the time and said he knew nothing about it when quizzed today.

A handful of people were believed to be at the gathering in a large cul-de-sac on Mold, north Wales, where neighbours said they could smell BBQ and hear music.

Police broke up the 40th birthday celebration at Rob Roberts' (pictured) home and two people were thrown out

Police broke up the 40th birthday celebration at Rob Roberts' (pictured) home and two people were thrown out

Police broke up the 40th birthday celebration at Rob Roberts’ (pictured) home and two people were thrown out

One local was incensed that the rules had been broken when an elderly couple with health problems lived close by.

‘There were balloon and banners all over the front,’ one neighbour told MailOnline.

‘I don’t think there were many other people there.

‘It wasn’t rowdy – I could hear some music and I think they were having food and drinks in the back garden.

‘But it’s a bit outrageous – they have elderly neighbours who are self-isolating as they are quite elderly and have had health problems.’

Another neighbour Martin Edwards, 66, added: ‘I saw the police car turn it in the cul-de-sac and heard there was a party.

Answering the door to the family's modern detached home, Mr Roberts said: 'What party?' when questioned by a MailOnline reporter. He seemed unaware of a silvery '40' spiralling banner still fluttering in the wind

Answering the door to the family's modern detached home, Mr Roberts said: 'What party?' when questioned by a MailOnline reporter. He seemed unaware of a silvery '40' spiralling banner still fluttering in the wind

Answering the door to the family’s modern detached home, Mr Roberts said: ‘What party?’ when questioned by a MailOnline reporter. He seemed unaware of a silvery ’40’ spiralling banner still fluttering in the wind

‘I was quite surprised when i heard it was at the MPs house.’

Today Mr Roberts pleaded ignorance – despite the fact decorations remained in the window of the family home.

Answering the door to the family’s modern detached home, he said: ‘What party?’ when questioned by a MailOnline reporter.

A silvery ’40’ spiralling banner was seen in the window. 

Mr Roberts declined to answer any further questions.

The Conservative MP, who split from his wife six weeks ago after coming out as gay, arrived back home on Tuesday night where his wife and daughter live.

Superintendent Mark Mark Pierce of North Wales Police said his officers had responded to ‘a possible breach of Covid-19 regulations’.

He said: ‘Two people left following advice and no further action was taken.’

A spokesman for the MP said: ‘Rob Roberts was not present at the time.

‘His family have been reminded of the guidelines.’

As in England, It is still against lockdown rules to visit other households in Wales.   

The party took place on the same day that the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings defended his decision to travel from London to Durham during the coronavirus lockdown.   

Source: Daily Mail – Articles

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