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Police break up wedding reception in 'dangerous and foolish' breach of Covid rules

Police have broken up a wedding reception where over 100 people congregated in a “flagrant” and “foolish” breach of Covid restrictions.

The organiser of the event, hosted at Tudor Rose in Southall, west London, could have to pay a huge £10,000 fine.

The guests were seen celebrating without social distancing or wearing masks.

While weddings are still allowed, the Government ordered a strict maximum guest rule of just 15.

Body-worn camera footage of the reception, released by the Metropolitan Police, showed the lavish affair and guests being led out of the venue.

Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner said: “This was a dangerous and foolish breach of the regulations, which have been designed specifically to keep people safe from transmitting a deadly virus.

“Restrictions on large gatherings, such as weddings, have been in place for months and quite frankly there can be no excuse for this flagrant and arrogant violation of the law.

“There was clearly no attempt by the venue owner to enforce the regulations or keep their patrons safe. It is for this reason we have reported them for a £10,000 fine.”

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