22 people caught in police raid at illegal party in Croydon barber shop

Police raided a barber store in Croydon the place an unlawful occasion of twenty-two folks was happening, in a transparent breach of Covid-19 legal guidelines.

Met Cops have been alerted when “loud music” was heard coming from Kiss Kuts barber store on London Highway, in West Croydon, at 11.45pm on Friday (February 19).

When the officers arrived they discovered 22 folks, in what they known as a ‘clear proof of breaches’ and despatched everybody house.

The Metropolitan Police launched a video of officers raiding the barber store.

Within the video an officer may be seen pulling again a partition resulting in the again of the constructing the place the occasion was happening.

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Earlier than breaking apart the occasion officers reported all 22 folks for a ‘consideration of a Fastened Penalty Discover [FPN]’ for breaching Covid-19 laws and the organiser of the occasion was ‘reported for consideration’ of a £10,000 FPN.

Fines of £800 have been introduced in on the finish of January for anybody attending a celebration of greater than 15 folks, beneath Covid measures.

These will double for every repeat offence to a most of £6,400.

Inspector Kathy Morteo, of the Met’s South Space Command, mentioned: “Everybody is aware of that it’s neither lawful nor protected for such occasions to happen whereas the nation is coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Well being Safety Rules are in place for good and simply understood causes, and it’s our function to implement them in London.”

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