Police shut down London pub operating against lockdown rules

Staff writer

Metropolitan Police officers shut down a pub operating despite coronavirus restrictions in London on January 16.

Body camera footage shows police entering the Dalston bar, which was open and serving customers indoors.

Police said they also handed out fines at several other gatherings in Hackney, including a party of over 40 people at a home on Brick Lane on January 15.

"The restrictions are in place to keep you and your loved ones safe," the police wrote on Twitter. "Obvious breaches will be met with enforcement."

As of January 22, the UK had reported 267,892 new cases of coronavirus in the previous seven days.

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