A group of young women who were photographed at the home of NRL star Nathan Cleary on Anzac Day have been issued with $1000 fines for breaching the country’s strict coronavirus social distancing rules.
The five women, aged in their late teens and early 20s, were seen dancing to Tik Tok videos and posing with the Penrith Panthers player at his home on Saturday, sparking outrage.
Following an ongoing investigation into the incident, NSW police confirmed they had issued the women with fines on Thursday afternoon.
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“Police have issued PINs to five women after photos and videos were shared on social media allegedly showing a group not complying with social distancing earlier this week,” police said in a statement.
“Officers from Nepean Police Area Command initiated an investigation after photos and videos were shared on social media concerning an incident at a home in Penrith on Saturday 25 April.
“Following further inquiries, police this afternoon issued PINs to five women for failing to comply with a ministerial direction.”
Cleary managed to escape a fine from police after telling officers he had no idea the women were coming over.
“A 22-year-old man, who was filmed in the videos, was spoken to by police. No offence relating to him has been detected, however, he was issued with a warning regarding social distancing,” NSW police said in the statement.
The Panthers star was fined $4000 from the NRL this week.