By Alex Glenn •
Published: 24 Feb 2021 • 12:20
Police Bust South London Barbers Shop Illegal Party Credit: Metropolitan police
POLICE bust South London barbers shop illegal party in clear breach of coronavirus rules.
With the global coronavirus pandemic still raging around the world many people are still breaching the rules and partying like the virus does not exist. Even with penalty fines been issued constantly by police, many seem not to be discouraged and carry on with their parties.
Metropolitan police have busted an illegal party in south London that was being held in a barbers shop and released the footage from their body cameras. 22 people were discovered at the party and have been referred for fixed penalty notices.
The premises owner is facing a much heftier fine for their “clear breach” of the coronavirus restrictions and the UK’s national lockdown. The owner is now facing a staggering £10,000 fine for the party.
Police raided the address after reports were received of a “large gathering” together with loud music. The raid took place at shortly before midnight on Friday in London Road, West Croydon.
Inspector Kathy Morteo, of the Met’s South Area Command, said, “Everyone knows that it is neither lawful nor safe for such events to take place while the country is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Health Protection Regulations are in place for good and easily understood reasons, and it is our role to enforce them in London.
“Police were called at around 23:45hrs on Friday, 19 February, to a large gathering and loud music at the barber shop on London Road.
“Officers attended, identified clear evidence of breaches of Health Protection Regulations and dispersed those present as quickly and safely as possible.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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