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Total of 22 facing fines after police shut down party at Croydon barber shop

News   •   Feb 23, 2021 13:30 GMT

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A total of 22 people are facing fines after police shut down a party at a barber shop in west Croydon.

Inspector Kathy Morteo, of the Met’s South Area Command, said: “Everyone knows that it is neither lawful nor safe for such events to take place while the country is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Health Protection Regulations are in place for good and easily understood reasons, and it is our role to enforce them in London."

Police were called at around 23:45hrs on Friday, 19 February, to a large gathering and loud music at the barber shop on London Road. Officers attended, identified clear evidence of breaches of Health Protection Regulations and dispersed those present as quickly and safely as possible.

A total of 22 people were reported for consideration of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for breaching Health Protection Regulations. In addition, the organiser of the event was reported for consideration of a £10,000 Fixed Penalty Notice.