Several people who broke the Tier 4 restrictions have been issued with fixed penalty fines the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.
On Tuesday, 29 December, officers from the Met’s Central East BCU were called to a restaurant on Whitechapel Road, E1.
When they arrived at the restaurant, the owner attempted to stall officers and prevented them from entering. The owner claimed that the only people present were workers.
Officers made entry into the restaurant and found a group of 12 people hiding in a dark room.
The group who had gathered so they could gather to play Dominoes together were issued Fixed Penalty Notice’s.
Police also said Tower Hamlets Local Authority has been advised regarding the restaurant owners action for consideration of a fine.
Chief Inspector Pete Shaw, from the Central East BCU said: “The rules under tier 4 are in place to keep all of us safe, and they do not exempt people from gathering to play games together in basements.
“The fact that these people hid from officers clearly shows they knew they were breaching the rules and have now been fined for their actions.”
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