UK police breaks wedding party of 400
British police said on Friday they broke up a wedding with almost 400 guests in contravention of COVID lockdown rules, that only allows six people to attend. The wedding took place at the Yesodey Hatorah Girls School, which serves Haredi Jewish families in the area, home to the biggest Orthodox Jewish community in Europe.
Officers saw that the windows at the Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School, in Stamford Hill, were closed when they arrived at the location. Guests fled from the school when the police arrived. The organisers faced a £10,000 fine for breaking the lockdown rules.
“This was an unacceptable breach of law,” said the Detective Chief Barnett. “People across the country are making sacrifices by cancelling or postponing their weddings and other celebrations and there is no excuse for this kind of behaviour.”