Police have said that a wedding held in East London where more than 50 people attended will now face a £10,000 for the organiser after it broke Tier 2 rules.
Wedding organiser faces huge fine: After being called to an address in Creek Road, Barking on Saturday evening Metropolitan police officers discovered a large amount of people in breach of the current COVID regulations. It is stated that areas in Tier 2 are only allowing a maximum of 15 people to attend weddings however the police said that over 50 were there on Saturday night.
The explanation given by the bride and groom when questioned by police was that they had only invited 15 people but others kept turning up during the day with presents and didn’t leave the venue. As a result 37 people are being considered for a fixed penalty fine with the organiser facing one of £10,000.
Stephen Clayman, Chief Superintendent, said that although the action seemed harsh we must all remember that London is still in the middle of a crisis. He added that “This blatant flouting of the rules puts so many others at risk and is disrespectful to all those across London who have been following guidance and putting a lot of their own lives on hold to support the positive steps being made to reduce COVID infections .
If you are planning on holding a large gathering, please think of the wider and long-term repercussions. It may affect the health of those who attend and if caught, it is likely that you will be reported.”
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