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Police bust lockdown rave under Tower Hamlets railway arch as partygoers slapped with £16,000 in fines

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Police bust lockdown rave under Tower Hamlets railway arch as partygoers slapped with £16,000 in fines

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olice busted an unlawful rave in east London and issued £16,000 in mounted penalty notices after neighbours tipped them off.

More than 100 revellers had been in a lock-up under a railway archway in Tower Hamlets with some dealing with fines of £800 every for breaking pandemic legal guidelines.

Neighbours noticed the party-goers who made a makeshift venue under the derelict construction in Tidworth Road at 1.30 on Saturday.

They had used wood crates to construct an improvised bar space after breaking in to a the lock-up. As police arrived the group scattered with some escaping by way of a close-by graveyard. But 20 had been captured and have been referred for fines.

Chief Inspector Pete Shaw, from the native policing command, mentioned: “It is mad that individuals are nonetheless ready to interrupt the foundations, regardless of the acute lack of a life as a results of this virus.

“It is shameful some individuals are selfishly placing others in danger.

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“With the roadmap announcement final week, we’re all very excited on the prospect of returning to regular in June.

“However, occasions such as this danger undermining that roadmap and will trigger additional delays by making a breeding floor for the virus.

“We will proceed to do our half in shutting them down and taking motion by issuing fines.”