Lockdown restrictions have now been in place for almost a whole 12 months.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared in entrance of the nation from Downing Street to implement a quantity of restrictions to fight “the most important risk this nation has confronted for many years” on March 23, 2020.
The inhabitants was instructed to solely depart their properties for a restricted quantity of causes, together with to buy primary requirements, one type of train a day, to journey to work the place you can not make money working from home and for and medical wants.
The overwhelming majority have caught tightly to the principles, with some having to go months with out seeing some household and associates.
However, a small minority have confronted hefty fines for breaching lockdown guidelines and, often, for the most ridiculous or bizarre of causes.
Below is a set of the most outrageous excuses given to Metropolitan Police officers by these breaching lockdown guidelines.
Family drove 500 miles for ‘a time out’
When inspired to not journey past your native space for train, it’s no shock that police didn’t take kindly to a household making a 500-mile journey from London to the Lake District for a time out.
The household claimed they thought the journey was advantageous in the event that they wore gloves and face masks, in response to the officers that stopped them.
Lancashire Police tweeted: “A household stopped travelling to the Lake District for a time out? They thought in the event that they wore masks and gloves this could be acceptable.
“Turned round and despatched residence with paperwork to recollect their none important journey.”
You learn extra about it right here.
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Two Londoners fined after crash in Brighton
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Two Londoners had been fined by police for breaking lockdown guidelines having crashed their automotive miles from residence on March 11.
The pair had pushed from London in the direction of Brighton earlier than crashing on the A27 and requiring the help of police.
Officers enquired as to why they had been so removed from residence, however the response that that they had “popped out for a drive” did little to assist the state of affairs.
You can learn extra about it right here.
‘Naked’ couple filmed ‘having intercourse’ in South Norwood park
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Arguably the most bizarre breach of lockdown was by a pair of Londoners who had been filmed “having intercourse” in a Croydon park.
A “disgusted” jogger on his day by day train via South Norwood Country Park noticed the pair within the center of some reeds within the South London park.
You can learn the complete story right here.
30 males enjoying cricket in Edgeware Park
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The “ridiculous” second as much as 30 males had been caught enjoying cricket regardless of social distancing guidelines by police was caught on digital camera.
Metropolitan Police officers from Kensal Green discovered 20-30 males in Chandos Park, breaking authorities guidelines. The males additionally fled the world instantly as soon as they noticed police approaching.
100-person rave found in Tower Hamlets
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An unlawful rave at a derelict railway arch in Tower Hamlets turned out to be an costly one for occasion goers.
Around 10 individuals had damaged right into a railway arch and arrange a makeshift occasion contained in the derelict archway. They had used quite a few picket crates to construct an improvised bar space.
Others quickly joined, and it’s estimated round 100 individuals had travelled to the railway arch for the unlawful rave.
Car wash breached lockdown guidelines by opening twice
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Police needed to take motion towards a automotive wash in Acton after it was discovered to be open for a second time.
The automotive wash, on Horn Lane, was earlier caught flouting lockdown guidelines, which state any enterprise that isn’t important – resembling supermarkets – ought to shut.
However, officers discovered that it had once more opened and was working to the general public as standard.
30-person drum and bass occasion held on Hackney boat
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Police had been known as to 13 reviews of a big quantity of individuals enjoying loud music on a ship on the River Lea travelling between Tottenham Lock and Hackney.
Officers discovered the vessel off Hackney Marshes at 4.20am with round 30 individuals on board.
A resident who lived on a canal boat close by instructed the police they had been woken up by drum and bass music and shouting.
Party at a Croydon barber store
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Police raided a barber store in Croydon the place an unlawful occasion of 22 individuals was happening in February.
Met Police officers had been alerted when “loud music” was heard coming from Kiss Kuts barber store on London Road, in West Croydon , at 11.45pm on February 19.
When the officers arrived they discovered 22 individuals, in what they known as a ‘clear proof of breaches’ and despatched everybody residence.
Police ‘despair’ as Londoners drive to Snowdon
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Officers in Wales stopped 10 individuals in two separate automobiles who had pushed in convoy from London to climb the nation’s highest peak.
They had been all reported for breaching Covid-19 laws.
In a press release, North Wales Police mentioned: “We despair – we actually do… Please, please, please keep residence. The coronavirus is affecting each half of the UK, nowhere is proof against it.
“Now shouldn’t be the time to come back to the nationwide park for a stroll. The lovely mountains will nonetheless be right here and we are going to gladly welcome you all again as soon as that is throughout.”
Men go to Gatwick Airport as a result of they had been ‘bored’
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Two males instructed officers they “did not imagine in Covid” and mentioned that they had travelled from London to Gatwick Airport as a result of “they had been bored” within the early hours of January 20.
The two 20-year-olds had been stopped by police within the Upper Terminal forecourt of Gatwick’s South Terminal. The pair had been issued FPNs for travelling outdoors their space with no affordable excuse.
Londoner lied to police about his lifeless mom
An particular person stopped in Dorking for rushing initially instructed officers they had been delivering meals for his or her mom, having pushed to the world from West London.
However, the individual then admitted their mom was truly lifeless. They had been, in reality, within the course of of making ready a second residence for his or her household in lockdown 1.
Police break up 250-guest ‘secret’ South London marriage ceremony
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Trying to drag of mission unimaginable by going forward with a 250-guest marriage ceremony was inevitably going to fail.
Officers had been known as to a venue at 8.20pm on October 18 after involved residents thought a housebreaking was being dedicated.
According to a spokesperson for the Met Police, the shutters on the entrance of the venue on the Old Kent Road, Southwark, had been closed in what gave the impression to be an try to hold the occasion a secret.
A separate 150-guest marriage ceremony additionally damaged up by police
Police in West London additionally broke up a marriage with extra 150 individuals.
Officers had been known as to reviews of a rave at a venue in Southall on Tuesday October 13 at round 6.10pm.
However, once they arrived they discovered it was truly a rule-breaking marriage celebration.
400 individuals discovered celebrating a marriage in Stamford Hill
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The largest and most blatant of all weddings, although, was a 400-guest occasion in Stamford Hill.
Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, Central East BCU Commander, mentioned: “This was a very unacceptable breach of the regulation, which may be very clearly in place to avoid wasting lives and shield the NHS.
“People throughout the nation are making sacrifices by cancelling or suspending weddings and different celebrations and there isn’t a excuse for this sort of behaviour.”
Nine Met Police officers caught eating collectively
They have spent the bulk of the pandemic issuing recommendation and, as a final resort, reporting for summons those that have been breaching lockdown guidelines.
These officers, although, had been fined on January 21 for breaking the regulation on lockdown restrictions after being caught eating in a café collectively.
Photos taken by a passer-by earlier in January confirmed a number of police automobiles parked outdoors the café, the place the officers may very well be seen inside.
Police catch girls having their nails achieved in a salon
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Officers had been known as to a house in Croydon on Monday (January 18) following calls from members of the general public who reported that they believed there was a makeshift nail bar taking appointments.
A nail salon was discovered working out of an outbuilding on the backside of the backyard.
Inside was the proprietor of the enterprise, a employee and two girls who had been having their nails achieved.
Police hand out fines after 100 individuals discovered at a funeral
Met Police officers had been known as to Clyde Road, Haringey, on January 14 following reviews from members of the general public who had been involved concerning the quantity of individuals at a gathering.
More than 100 individuals had been discovered mourning the loss of a member of the traveller neighborhood.
Some individuals in attendance had been consuming alcohol and turned aggressive in the direction of police when instructed to go away. Officers issued 42 mounted penalty notices and arrested one individual on suspicion of an unrelated theft.
Police hand out greater than £2,000 in Covid fines as they raid Valentine’s occasion
Police officers handed out greater than £2,000 in fines at a Valentine’s Day occasion.
Met Police officers had been known as at 11pm on Saturday (February 13) to reviews of a celebration being held in a flat on the Peabody Estate in Camberwell Green.
You can learn extra concerning the incident right here.
31 Metropolitan Police officers fined £200 for having hair reduce at London police station
A bunch of 31 Metropolitan Police officers allegedly had their hair reduce by an expert barber whereas on responsibility at Bethnal Green Police Station.
The incident befell on Sunday, January 17 whereas the nation was below strict lockdown measures, which prevented indoor mixing and banned non-essential providers resembling getting a haircut.