A pub owner was landed a £10,000 fine after police raided his pub at 11pm to find 50 people drinking, smoking and dancing to music.

Officers arrived at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth in Birmingham to find a party atmosphere with no social distancing in place on Friday, October 30.

Bodycam footage shared by West Midlands Police with BirminghamLive shows the group breaching the area's Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown rules, which prohibits groups mixing at indoors.

The officers lock on the door and ask to enter the pub and tell people to start drinking up and leave the premise as they are breaking the law.

"I would see your drinks off and go home, very quickly," one officer says.

West Midlands Police raid pub
The officers entered The Spotted Dog to find 50 drinkers inside the pub

As they make their way to find the landlord, some customers can be heard saying "Oh dear" and "sorry".

The landlord tells the police: "Everyone's expecting us to be closed down next week. I know everyone in here. My apologies."

An officer reminds him that he is breaking the law, adding: "You can't operate like this, it's a blatant breach of the Covid legislation."

West Midlands Police raid pub
The landlord apologised for breaching the lockdown rules and was handed a £10,000 fine

He replies: "I know I was wrong tonight. So, my apologies."

West Midlands Police said they issued the £10,000 fine because of the scale of the breach at the Warwick Street pub.

Birmingham licensing Sgt Nick Giess said: "This was sadly yet another example of someone who should know the restrictions around coronavirus all too well putting people at risk.

"There were around 40 to 50 people in there, smoking and dancing, and showing no regard for the seriousness of the situation the region and the country finds itself in."