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Police cadets are busted throwing a late-night party in a horrendous breach of coronavirus social distancing measures

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 5/04/2020 Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

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Australian Federal Police recruits threw a party at their residential campus in a clear breach of coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The cadets held the party at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) college in the Canberra suburb of Barton on Friday night.

An AFP spokeswoman confirmed trainees at the college hosted the event.

a person in a dark room: The cadets held the party at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) college in the Canberra suburb of Barton on Friday night (pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail The cadets held the party at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) college in the Canberra suburb of Barton on Friday night (pictured)

'The AFP is aware of an internal recruit gathering at the AFP College,' she told Daily Mail Australia.

'ACT Police can confirm it attended a gathering and spoke with those involved. The matter has been handed to the AFP to investigate further and take any action deemed necessary.'

She said cadets are isolated as much as possible to comply with the social distancing restrictions which their senior colleagues are enforcing across the nation. 

The incident is being investigated. 

a building in the middle of a park: An AFP spokeswoman confirmed trainees at the college hosted the event. Pictured: AFP College © Provided by Daily Mail An AFP spokeswoman confirmed trainees at the college hosted the event. Pictured: AFP College

An AFP spokesperson told the ABC it expects recruits to obey the law.

'Any breaches of the code of conduct will be dealt with in line with AFP professional standards framework,' they said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a nation-wide ban on gatherings of more than two people to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Australians are also expected to maintain a distance of 1.5metres away from others at all times as the number of infections soars beyond 5,000. 

Pictures: Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Australia

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