He met police officers who were spotted disobeying Covid rules by immersing themselves en masse in breakfast at the INSIDE London Café – despite tougher action against the public breaking rules
- A passerby caught a patrol car in front of the Chef House Kitchen in south east London
- Brian Jennings, 44, regularly walks by the cafe near Greenwich Patrol Base
- The IT manager said he was upset after reading about the police crackdown
The Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation into officials who discovered coronavirus curbs by having breakfast in a London cafe.
A passerby caught several patrol cars in front of the Chef House kitchen while the soldiers sat inside at 9 a.m. despite a ban on gatherings and table service.
Brian Jennings, 44, regularly walks by the cafe near Greenwich Patrol Base in south east London to exercise and sees her eating.
The Blackheath IT manager said he was outraged by the website after reading from members of the public who had been fined for a walk with a coffee.
A passerby caught several patrol cars in front of the chef's kitchen while the officers were inside at 9 a.m. despite a ban on gatherings and table service
Brian Jennings, 44, regularly walks by the cafe near Greenwich Patrol Base in south east London to exercise and sees her eating
He said, “There's a large police depot near me on the Thames. I walk past it a couple of times a week because it's a nice quiet place to do sports.
There is a café in the neighboring industrial area. We noticed during the first ban and today we noticed again that the first thing in the morning is that half a dozen patrol cars are regularly parked outside and every table full of police officers will have breakfast there.
“It's not an isolated incident for a few months. You read about people being fined in the newspapers and it seems hypocritical as there is social distancing in the cafe [it seems like there is little].
It comes after the police cracked down on violations of the rules. Pictured: Kensington Palace Gardens, London
“It's a public cafe and it's open and the serving table service is off – it's not good.
“It's about as bad as having a virus in the UK and it's tough and stupid. I think it's really bad. & # 39;
He added: "I find the regular, continued disregard for social distancing and lockdown regulations by the police at this point hypocritical and stupid when the infection rates in Greenwich Borough are among the highest in the UK."
The Met Police said, “We know the pictures. A local investigation is underway to identify the officers and establish the full circumstances.
"Our officials are responsible for enforcing the law related to Covid. It is important that all allegations of violations by our own employees are properly investigated and appropriate action taken."
Comment was requested from Chef House Kitchen.