Illawarra Newsroom

Police investigate claims of Berkeley lockdown party

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Lake Illawarra Police have confirmed it is investigating reports of a party in Berkeley last month.

Rumours about the gathering have been swirling around the Illawarra for sometime.

Lake Illawarra Police said it is aware of social media reports regarding a potential gathering at Berkeley last month.

"Officers are conducting inquiries and anyone with information is encouraged not to post information on social media, but to report it via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at nsw.crimestoppers.com.au," a police statement said.

"The public health orders are in place for a reason – to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19."

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"Police are conducting proactive patrols, compliance checks and traffic operations across major arterial roads and backroads as part of Operation Stay at Home, and are responding to every Crime Stoppers report from the community.

"Accordingly, police will continue to enforce the orders to ensure our regional communities remain protected and as many people as possible are protected from serious illness or even death," the statement said.

There are currently 17 active COVID cases in Berkeley.

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