Off-duty police officers flout coronavirus social distancing rules to drink cocktails in garden with pals – The Sun

TWO off-duty cops provoked outrage after they were caught flouting social distancing rules during a garden booze-up on the hottest day of the year.

Emily Watson, 22, and Julie Hand, 23, were snapped huddled together in the sunshine clutching cocktails a day after the strict lockdown was eased.

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The best pals, both of Penicuik, Midlothian, were seen sitting side by side on the grass, holding the pink drinks in plastic cups with four other female friends standing behind them.

But a furious member of the public reported the photo — which has since been deleted from Instagram — to police chiefs, who gave the pair “suitable advice”.

A source said: “Both of the girls have been out enforcing these rules and all the while they’re living it up with mates on what would have been Penicuik Gala Day.

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