Police question people in connection with illegal ‘lockdown’ party held yesterday
Police confirmed to tvm.com.mt that they are investigating a video of a party that took place yesterday in breach of Covid-19 related measures.
In response to various questions from tvm.com.mt, the Police said that they are investigating the case together with the Malta Tourism Authority and that during the day they spoke to various people who are assisting them in the ongoing investigation.
The video started being shared during the day on social media and shows a group of young people dancing in a villa accompanied by music by a foreign DJ.
In the long video, a girl is seen holding a bottle in her hand and it appears that the party was being organised on the occasion of her birthday.
The video also shows aerial fireworks.
It is understood that the Police are investigating the video to establish, among other things, whether this party was held during the period when Covid-19 measures were in force.
Police are also looking to establish where the villa is located as reports in the media said that it is located in Iklin.
Meanwhile, a young man who attended the party confirmed that this was held yesterday and apologized for his actions.
Zak Grech Fenech, co-founder of ClubHouse Europe, requested a public apology for attending the party and said that he understood the gravity of the situation. He however made it clear that ClubHouse Europe was not the organizer and had nothing to do with it.
On instagram he referred to Joao Coronel, the young man playing music and claimed that he was not a DJ at the party. He added that Coronel was his guest and was taken advantage of.
Coronel apologised for the events of Wednesday night and said that he was sorry he attended the party.
“I can’t change the past but I can assure you it won’t happen again’ he said.
He clarified that he was not involved in party preparation and the video was taken out of context.