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….