Video: London police break up party in Ilford after Tier 4 announced

Body cam footage shows police breaking up an illegal house party, a day after Tier 4 restrictions were announced for London.

Organisers of the house party on Holmwood Road, Ilford, face a £10,000 fine.

The video shared by Met Police also shows body cam footage of rule breakers at a Tottenham pub and an unlicensed music event (UME) party being disbanded in Barking.

It is not clear which incidents the separate video shots are connected to, but within the video several people can be seen outside a front door entrance and chattering can be heard in the background.

Another shot shows a masked police officer telling partygoers: “Because of the size of the party, and the lack of engagement from people here, you are going to probably end up with a £10,000 fine.”

Enfield Independent: A police officer speaker to rule flouters who held a party under Tier 4 restrictions. Photo: Met PoliceA police officer speaker to rule flouters who held a party under Tier 4 restrictions. Photo: Met Police

A police officer speaking to rule flouters who held a party under Tier 4 restrictions. Photo: Met Police

Met Police Commander Alex Murray said: “Over the weekend just been, London, and the surrounding areas were moved into Tier 4 – the strictest tier in the country. This is due to the increases in Covid we have seen over the past few weeks and the rapid spread of the virus amongst our communities.

“Over the weekend just been, as we have been for most of the year, Met officers were out and about responding to flagrant breaches and issuing fines to those who thought they could organise warehouse parties and put many of us at risk of the virus.

“Most Londoners want to see the enforcement we are taking against those who think the Tier 4 rules don’t apply to them – I hope that this shows just a glimpse of the work we were doing.

“Our message is clear. Anyone who thinks the rules are there to be broken, ignored, or do not apply to them is very mistaken. The rules are that you should stay at home. It is for your safety, the safety of your family and friends, and the safety of your communities.”

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