BRAZEN Southampton students have boasted of a birthday-bash on social media, breaching the newly enforced lockdown rules.

The Solent University students posted videos of themselves partying through the night on Friday, January 8.

The large group can be seen crammed together in a small room celebrating what the Daily Echo understands to be a 21st birthday party.

The rule-breakers, who confirmed they were Solent University students on their social media profiles, posted a 10-second long clip of them partying, singing and drinking onto their Instagram Story - which can only be viewed for 24 hours before being deleted.

It is not known how many people were at the party, and the Echo understands that the students were all aged between 19 and 22-years-old.

The incident has been described as “disappointing” by one Southampton MP, who added that the students “may well be giving a vulnerable person a death sentence”.

Now, Solent University has launched an investigation into the incident.

A spokesperson from the uni told the Daily Echo that the incident has been reported to them and that an investigation to “establish the full facts” is taking place before any further action is taken.

They added: “At Solent the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and wider community is our top priority.

“We are committed to ensuring our students understand their responsibilities during this challenging time and our Student Commitment and Student Charter set out their obligations to keeping themselves and others safe.

“Any report of a student falling short of the standards we expect is investigated and any incident breaking Covid-19 rules, or the guidance laid out in these documents, is dealt with in line with our internal disciplinary procedures.

“We also continue to work closely with local police to address any problems that arise and to support their increased presence around student residences and other hotspots in the city.

Royston Smith, MP for Southampton Itchen, said: “Solent University has done a great deal to keep their students and the wider community safe so this is particularly disappointing. The rules are clear and they know it.

“What they might not know is should they infect each other and one of them infects a vulnerable person they may well be giving that person a death sentence. This is the height of irresponsibility.”