A GROUP of police officers are being investigated after they were found at a party in breach of Covid-19 rules.

Officers were called to the gathering at a property in Hove, on May 15 at 8.46pm, where the off-duty officers were found inside.

The "serious" incident is a breach of current lockdown restrictions and is being investigated, Sussex Police confirmed.

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “Police officers were called to an address in Hove, following reports of a gathering inside on Saturday May 15 at 8.46pm.

“They entered and found a number of off-duty officers present.

“This incident, in breach of current lockdown restrictions, is being investigated by the force’s Professional Standards Department.”

Chief superintendent Nick May said: “We take Covid-related breaches very seriously and we are actively investigating this matter.

“The officers involved have not been suspended while the investigation continues.”