Maskless Farmfoods supermarket customers are arguing with the police over the fact that they have fined them – despite claims that they are exempt from tax on health grounds
- The clip shows police officers from West Midlands handing the customer a fixed sentence
- Buyer claims that she is exempt and has ordered an exemption card
- The policewoman says that as an officer, you don't need to ask for proof of exemption.
- The footage was posted online and is said to have been shot in Farmfoods yesterday
That's when a row of maskless Farmfoods supermarket customers fined her, despite claims she was tax exempt on health grounds.
The footage shows two West Midlands Police officers handing the customer a set sentence and saying that she has broken a policy.
A policewoman explains that she can take the fine to court and show her “burden of proof” while the buyer claims that she is exempt from wearing a face covering.
At the beginning of the clip, the male cop says, "What we're going to do, we'll take care of this lady's details."
The footage shows two West Midlands Police officers handing the customer a fixed sentence and explaining that she can take it to court and show her “burden of proof”.
The man who is filming asks: "What for?" before the officer asks him to listen to the other officer who says, "If we give you a fixed sentence, which it does, take it to court and then you show your burden of proof to the court."
The customer says "I don't have to" before the cop replies, "Yes, you do."
The policewoman says that as policemen you "don't have to ask for proof of your release", but that you can ask what it is "in a conversation".
The customer then throws in: & # 39; Wait, wait. I just showed you my card, I explained my situation. & # 39;
The customer claims she has been released and can show her son's friend a text asking whether her release card has already arrived
When asked if she broke the law, one of the officers said she broke a policy. The clip was shared online and is said to have been shot in Farmfoods
Face Covering: Who Is Exempt?
Children under the age of 11 and people who are unable to wear a face covering due to a mental or physical illness are exempt from wearing masks.
Carrying an exemption card or ID is, according to the government, a "personal choice" and "not required by law".
If you have a reason for age, health, or disability not to wear a mask, you are "not required to provide routine written evidence" and "do not need to provide an exemption card".
The policeman replies: “You showed me a card that you printed on the Internet. That is not valid & # 39; to which the customer replies: & # 39; So? I just showed you antidepressants. & # 39;
He replies: "Because you don't have a certificate or a doctor's letter, the responsibility is yours."
The buyer says, "I can prove to you here that my son's friend ordered me a card that I just told you. I just recently texted me and said," Has my card arrived yet? "
"I can prove to you here that she said," Yes, it will take a few weeks, I think it took my mother a few weeks too. "
The cameraman asks if she broke the law, which the policeman said she broke a policy.
At the end of the video, you can hear the customer say, “I've really done everything I can. At least I did something to try. & # 39;
The footage was posted on Facebook and is titled, “This is how they're going to play it now !!
"Use fear to impose fines on non-mask wearers, then say it's up to you to deny it and show an exception if you have one!"
"Remember people, you don't have to show an exception OR provide your details. You haven't broken a law."
The clip was also shared on Twitter and is said to have been filmed in Farmfoods yesterday.
MailOnline has requested a comment from the West Midlands Police.