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Police shut down ultra-Orthodox Jewish wedding with 150 guests

January 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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PA via Reuters The Yesodey Hatorah Secondary Girls School in Stamford Hill, north London, where officers from the Metropolitan Police broke up a wedding attended by around 400 people on Thursday evening. Organisers, who had covered the windows to stop people seeing in, are facing a fine of up to ??10,000 for a breach of Covid-19 regulations. Picture date: Friday January 22, 2021.No Use UK. No Use Ireland. No Use Belgium. No Use France. No Use Germany. No Use Japan. No Use China. No Use Norway. No Use Sweden. No Use Denmark. No Use Holland. No Use Australia.

Police in London shut down an ultra-Orthodox Jewish wedding with around 150 guests on Thursday. The organizer faces a £10,000 ($13,700) fine for breaking England's coronavirus lockdown, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of a large gathering at a school in north London on Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement Friday.

When they entered the facility in Stamford Hill, the statement said, they found hundreds of people packed together in breach of Covid-19 regulations.

"I am deeply disappointed that events of this nature are still happening in Stamford Hill, despite the very grave pandemic situation we find ourselves in, and the number of lives that have already been lost in the Charedi community and across the borough," Glanville said in the statement.

The Metropolitan Police said on Friday afternoon that though "initial calls suggested some 400 people had attended the wedding, it is now believed that approximately 150 people were in attendance. "

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