Young man is found unconscious inside a Sydney CBD office suite as cops fine seven people for breaking lockdown for a boozy birthday party
- Officer worker in Sydney’s CBD found the worker passed out on Monday night
- He was one of seven office workers found celebrating a boozy birthday party
- NSW police issued 160 infringement notices the past 24 hours during lockdown
A young man was found passed out by police in a Sydney CBD office overnight after being alerted by a member of the public.
In one of 160 penalty infringement notices issued in the last 24 hours, officers were patrolling George St on foot when they were approached by a man.
He then took them in to an office suite with clearly there had been a party with six other people – despite the lockdown laws.
Police at the scene discovered a birthday cake, alcoholic drinks, food and the person unconscious on the floor.
During the current lockdown, numbers of workers in Sydney’s CBD have reduced dramatically
The majority of office staff usually based in the CBD are working from home, as NSW looks to reduce Covid case numbers across the state
All seven people were issued infringement notices of $1000.
Another man was issued a fine for ignoring a move on direction from police in Sydney’s east.
The man, from Merrylands in Sydney’s west, was loitering around Bondi Police Station when officers requested he move on.
After failing to secure a supposed lift, he moved on, only to be spotted soon after on gym equipment down at Bondi.
He attempted to run away from police, but was caught and then issued a penalty notice for breaching public health orders.
NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said the number of infringement notices issued was disappointing.
‘It is clear some people have absolutely no regard for the health orders or safety in the public space,’ he said.