Police swoop on vessel moored on Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal at Park Royal. Picture: Google Streetview
More than seventy people face being fined for breaches of Covid-19 regulations after police raided an event taking place in Park Royal.
When they arrived at boat moored near Volt Avenue on the Grand Union Canal at 11pm on Saturday 30 January they found 72 people at a party.
The group was dispersed and all those present were reported for the consideration of fixed penalty notices of £800 for attending an indoor gathering of more than 15 people.
The organiser was identified and may now face a fine of £10,000.
Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Bowen, of West Area, said: "This was a blatant breach of the Coronavirus rules that are in place to save lives and protect the huge pressure on the NHS.
"All the people who attended this event, which appears to have been organised on social media, have quite rightly been reported for the consideration of fines.
"The Met will continue to shut down and disperse events such as this, which risk spreading a virus that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in this country."
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February 1, 2021