The gym world champion Terri Harper trains at was visited by police after false accusations it was open to the public during the government’s third lockdown.
In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, gyms across the country are shut to everyone but professional athletes.
It seems three members of the public were unaware of this protocol and decided to inform the authorities about the facility in Doncaster – run by Harper’s trainer and manager Stefy Bull.
Bull claims five police cars were sent to investigate before discovering no wrongdoing had taken place.
A fuming Bull wrote on Facebook: “5 police card [sic] and 12 police offers [sic] have turned up to my gym tonight after receiving not 1, not 2 BUT THREE reports (grasses) that our gym is open to the public.
“Gym is NOT open to the public it’s open to professional boxers – under the government ruling elite athletes can train as it’s a place of work.
“So for you THREE grasses police left politely as everyone in the gym was professional Boxers and coaches.
“Thanks to my friends Jimmy James Harrington and Ray Doyle for dealing [with the] situation in my absence.”
Harper last fought in November when she battled through pain of a broken hand to stop Katharina Thanderz in the ninth round of their WBC and IBO super-featherweight title bout.
She is yet to confirm her next opponent but has continued to be hard at work in the gym in between bouts.
A rematch with fellow Brit Natasha Jonas could be on the cards in 2021, following their thrilling and controversial draw last summer.