Popular Perth pub is locked down after cops bust 300 New Year’s Eve revellers in a wild Covid rule-breaching private party behind blacked out windows
- Perth’s overcrowded The George hotel in Perth was raided on New Year’s Eve
- West Australian Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said black curtains on glass
- The doors were locked with police finding crowd of hundreds during a raid
- WA Police Force will allege QR codes had been taken down from front of venue
A popular Perth bar’s secret party for 300 New Year’s Eve revellers was raided by police climbing the wall because the door was apparently locked.
Officers scaled their way into the locked upmarket hotel half an hour before the midnight start to the new year.
Western Australia’s Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has alleged The George hotel in the city was locked with black curtains covering the windows.
‘We are continuing to investigate this matter but I’ve got to say from the outset I’m very disappointed at what I’ve been briefed at,’ he said.
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A popular Perth pub’s secret party for 300 New Year’s Eve revellers was raided by police climbing the wall because the door was locked (pictured is police footage of that illegal party)
‘On police attending there, they could not gain entry because the doors were locked and the windows had been covered with black curtains obviously obscuring vision from the outside.
‘My officers had to climb walls to get inside and eventually get in through other doors.’
Commissioner Dawson said police visions showed hundreds of people at the Georges Terrace bar.
‘There appear to be several hundred people that were in The George Hotel on a ticketed, licensed event on licensed premises,’ he said.
The Western Australia Police Force will be alleging that QR codes had been taken down at the posh venue featuring a marble bar that serves cocktails and finger food on cutting boards.
A popular Perth pub has been locked down after the police scaled a wall to find 300 New Year’s Eve revellers having a secret party in breach of Covid rules (pictured is an image of a police officer pulling back a black curtain at The George hotel)