Boat party revellers ended up with fines

Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2021

OVER 72 people have been fined after attending a boat party on the Grand Union Canal.

The police raided the boat moored at North Acton on the Paddington Arm at 11pm on Monday evening and discovered 72 crowded on board, in direct contravention of the coronavirus lockdown rules Keith Gudgin reports.

Fixed penalty notices

The Metropolitan Police told that the group received fixed penalty notices of £800 for attending an indoor gathering of more than 15 people in breach of the Coronavirus regulations.

The organiser was identified and faces a £10,000 fine.

Police crackdown

This is all part of the police crackdown in the city of those breaking the lockdown rules, in an attempt to bring down the spread of the virus by such idiots.

Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Bowen, stated:

"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."