Singer Rita Ora has apologised for her "spur of the moment" decision to attend a birthday party which broke British coronavirus lockdown rules.

The Girls chart-topper admitted she had been at a "small gathering" with friends to celebrate her 30th birthday and said it was an "inexcusable error of judgment".

British police confirmed that officers had been called to an address in Notting Hill, West London, over the weekend amid a breach of Covid regulations.

In a post on her Instagram story, Ora said: "Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday.

"It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK...

"I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.

"This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgment."

"Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.

"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.

"Even though this won't make it right, I want to sincerely apologise."

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