Kebab shop fined nearly £4,000 over 3am rave broadcast on TikTok

A kebab shop has been slapped with a £4,000 fine after it hosted an impromptu rave broadcast on TikTok.

The video showed crowds of revellers gathering inside the fast food shop around 3am despite not wearing masks or social distancing.

Everyone joined in letting loose with a mega rendition of dance anthem Pump it Up by Endor as they flooded to the restaurant for some post-sesh food.

Now the shop’s owners have been ordered to pay a whopping AU $6,772 (£3,700) for breaking Covid-19 rules at the shop in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia.

Queensland Police said in a statement: “Business operators and patrons are reminded to adhere to public health directions including social distancing measures at all times to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading in Queensland.”

The current rules in Australian mean businesses can only have certain number of customers indoors at one given time.

Local reports say the kebab shop bore the burnt of the crackdown because partiers in the TikTok video were unlikely to be easily identified.

Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski told Australian breakfast show Sunrise how disappointed he was at how people conducted themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kebab shop fined nearly £4,000 over 3am rave broadcast on TikTok

He said: “Unfortunately I don’t think there was too much thinking going on at all.

“The message has been very clear around what we expect of both our business operators and the community when it comes to social distancing.”

It came after he issued a warning to Brisbane’s young partygoers on Monday, telling local media they needed to learn to be more responsible for their actions.

Kebab shop fined nearly £4,000 over 3am rave broadcast on TikTok

He said: “So the message to all of those persons, and a lot of them are young people, I hate to say – so, sorry young people – is to have a think before you go out about the impacts of your not abiding by the social distancing in the community and what that means.

“It’s certainly putting our police under pressure.

“Because the licensed premises are by and large doing the right thing, it’s the people that are attending the store aren’t quite getting the message that we would like to see.”