This is the moment ‘at least 20’ police officers stormed a ‘house party’ to find only three people inside the property.
Birmingham YouTube star Canking, 18, exclaimed ‘how many of you does there need to be?’ as cops lined up in his hallway following false reports of a mass gathering.
After entering the flat, they found only Canking – real name Jayden Gray – his flatmate and his girlfriend, who was fined for flouting Covid restrictions, Birmingham Live reports.
West Midlands Police has apologised for the ‘excessive’ response, saying they were simply responding to the information provided to them.
However, Canking has complained their approach was ‘aggressive’ and the situation was ‘mishandled’.
He says he was playing music ‘very low’ when the police arrived at 9.30pm last Wednesday.
One officer initially put their finger over the peephole and refused to say who was outside, he claims.
Canking said: ‘I looked back through the peephole and the finger was not fully over it so I could see the police. I opened the door and was greeted with aggression.
Canker, real name Jayden Gray, claims the police took an ‘aggressive’ approach (Picture: Instagam/Canking)
‘There were five of them in the kitchen pressuring my girl. They said she shouldn’t be here.
‘One officer said something about spousal support but then another said, “no we have to fine her”.’
The prankster – well known for his street interviews and public challenges – added he was shocked by the sheer number of officers inside his flat. He claims it ‘made no sense for everyone to enter the building’.
He said: ‘They didn’t handle the situation properly. If they got the call and expected a party that is completely understandable. But the way they handled it is not right.’
It comes after hundreds of fans were filmed ignoring social distancing as they flocked to meet Canking at an event at Birmingham’s Bull Ring shopping centre in June.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: ‘We received a call just after 10pm on Wednesday (13 Jan) from a member of the public concerned there was a significant CoVID-19 breach at a flat in Navigation Street, Birmingham.
‘The caller suggested loud music was playing and there was a party being held at the address.
‘Officers attended but found only one person at the address who was not registered as living there. An 18-year-old woman was issued a fine for breaching the lockdown restrictions.
‘We apologise if the tenant believed our response was excessive but we were simply responding to information provided to us.’
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