Nine Metropolitan Police officers have been fined for breaching Covid-19 legislation while on duty.
Photos emerged online earlier this month which appeared to show a group of uniformed officers from the South East Basic Command Unit (BCU) dining in a local café.
Following an investigation, it was determined that the officers involved should be issued with fixed penalty notices to the value of £200 each.
Chief Superintendent Rob Atkin, South East BCU Commander, said:
“Police officers are tasked with enforcing the legislation that has been introduced to stop the spread of the virus and the public rightly expect that they will set an example through their own actions.
“It is disappointing that on this occasion, these officers have fallen short of that expectation. It is right that they will pay a financial penalty and that they will be asked to reflect on their choices.”