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Police shut down New Year’s Day wedding in Tier 4 area and fine hosts £10,000

Police in Surrey shut down a wedding attended by dozens of guests on New Year’s Day and fined the hosts £10,000.

Officers discovered the event after spotting more than 30 vehicles parked on a farm in the early hours of 2 January.

The owner of the address in the village of Kingswood initially tried to claim the crowd had been there to shoot a promotional video.

But a guest later admitted to officers they had been there to attend a wedding.

A cordon was set up at the entrance to the address and cars were allowed to leave after the police had written down their number plates.

Officers then issued a £10,000 fixed penalty notice for holding a party in contradiction of COVID-19 regulations.

Surrey, along with most of England, is currently under the strictest Tier 4 lockdown measures which mean weddings must only take place with up to six people and in exceptional circumstances. Read from source….