The wedding venue will be fined £ 10,000 if a reception is held for 120 people – despite a strict 15-person limit
- Venue in Stafford Park, Telford, Shropshire, closed by West Mercia Police
- The police were called to the venue at 4:45 p.m. on Friday to find 120 night owls in the house
- It comes when the Prime Minister lowered the number of people gathered at the wedding to 15
A venue was fined £ 10,000 after police found 120 revelers at a wedding reception.
Police were called to the venue at 4:45 p.m. Friday after a wedding reception reportedly held at Stafford Park in Telford, Shropshire.
The scenes came nearly a week after the prime minister took a number of measures to contain the coronavirus, including reducing the number allowed to gather at the wedding to 15.
Chief Supt Paul Moxley of West Mercia Police said, “The majority of our communities are abiding by the new COVID laws and regulations and are acting very responsibly.
The venue at Stafford Park in Telford, Shropshire, was fined £ 10,000 after police found 120 revelers at a wedding reception. (Picture from a picture agency)
& # 39; It is therefore unacceptable that a minority of people should continue to disregard the rules and as a result the organization hosting the Telford wedding reception today has been fined £ 10,000.
The event at Stafford Park is believed to have been attended by around 120 people, all of whom left the venue when we were there and talking to them.
& # 39; Therefore, no firm criminal charges were given to the guests.
"We have a solid enforcement approach against those who purposely break the law, helping to quell the virus and keep everyone safe, if people are clearly violating the rules they will be fined."
Last Thursday, police shut down Adelina's bar and kitchen in Swansea after dozens of guests were found at the venue for a wedding reception.
A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: "South Wales Police responded to a report of a meeting in Adelina's bar and kitchen at around 7:10 pm on Thursday.
Upon arrival, officials found large numbers of people attending a private event.
& # 39; The function was closed and all participants were asked to leave.
West Mercia Police said the venue had been fined £ 10,000 for violating coronavirus restrictions
It comes early a week after the prime minister took a series of measures to contain the coronavirus. (Picture from a picture agency)
"Further enforcement action by the South Wales Police and Swansea Council is currently under consideration."
A spokesman for Adelina's bar and kitchen told The Sun they only booked 25 people for the wedding reception.
They said so Do not be aware that bookings have been made in other parts of the restaurant for the same party.
In August, police also closed a wedding reception at Waheed's buffet and banquet room in Blackburn after more than 100 people gathered to celebrate a wedding reception that violated local regulations.
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