After a 19-year-old University of Nottingham student was fined £10,000 for hosting a house party, thousands have turned to social media to voice their opinions.
Stuart Hawk, 19, a politics student at UoN, was given the maximum punishment by Nottinghamshire Police after hosting a party with around 50 attendees.
Police attended the party in Lenton on Friday, September 11, after neighbours reported it.
Community Protection Officers attended initialy but faced hostile behaviour and were forced to call upon support from the police.
Hawk – and his housemates – have since apologised for their actions at the weekend.
News of the UoN student’s punishment made national and international headlines, with people turning to social media to voice their opinions.
We have gathered 16 of the most funny responses below
For 10k GBP I hope it was a good party, full of nuance, fine reds🍷etc.. https://t.co/3bVDE2nONV— The Unsociably Distant Rob W (@robjonw) September 12, 2020
Just say you having a Brexit celebration and start singing rule britannia. No police dare to pick a fight with mental cases.— Papageorge Sco (@adamvarga) September 13, 2020
Glad to see that the Sheriff of Nottingham is on the job.— Paul Geaux (@PGeaux) September 13, 2020
Robin of Locksley conveys his regards.
He will probably set up a Gofundme or Onlyfans account— JT (@leeds2d) September 13, 2020
Should have said it was an extinction rebellion meeting then he would have not been fined— Nick Maden (@NickNimm) September 14, 2020
It’s probably £250 apiece if they all chip in 😁— Charles Dobson (@charlesdobson) September 15, 2020
someone get 2020 outta here man, not even excited for uni again https://t.co/XeJI73cQWk— 🗺️ (@MaanMajithiya) September 12, 2020
bet he wishes he charged entry now xo https://t.co/Z2VGW5dZKz— ralph. (@ralfeeee4) September 13, 2020
Hi, is that Oxford Dictionary? Yeah I have a new definition for the word knobhead https://t.co/F0jCHEmcuH— Alice (@Alice990) September 13, 2020
Just mentioned this to my 22 yr old, she said… ‘ hope he got laid at least 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/lq20pO9RIj— Will I Selfie (@SelfieWill) September 13, 2020
Me reading this when my sisters 19, lives in Nottingham, just had a party and is being suspiciously quiet on the family group chat 👁👄👁 https://t.co/tRHHr0355T— alex glynn (@alexglynnn) September 13, 2020
can’t stop thinking about that 19 year old from nottingham who got fined £10k for having a house party with 50 people. can you imagine having to tell your mum you’ve gotta cough up £10k? i think the fuck not. catch me telling her by text on my one way trip to canada. pic.twitter.com/e8fRxZAnWK— joe (@jxeker) September 13, 2020
I’m having a massive house party tonight, but we’re all going to wear hard hats and hi viz and I’m going to call all my guests subcontractors, because covid can’t get you at work— Ned Ludd (@I_am_ludd) September 12, 2020
Stupidity of the highest degree.https://t.co/lm15DdAl96— Andy Hedgcock (@malleegirl57) September 13, 2020
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