Information about action regarding Westminster bridge public gathering 2020-04-16

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I see that there has been a widely publicised public gathering on Westminster bridge in London on 2020-04-16. Publicity includes a tweet by you, here: https://twitter.com/metpoliceuk/status/1...

As this is clearly a gathering in public place with more than two people from the same household in breach of section 7 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, and as clearly the police were present to enforce The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, I can only assume the police have acted in accordance with the regulations.

Please can you confirm how many people were dispersed by police for this breach, and how many fines were issued for this breach, and how many arrests were made for this breach?

Yours faithfully,

Adrian Kennard

Cyclops on behalf of Gary Quan, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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20/04/2020

 

 

 
 

 

 

Dear Mr Kennard

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/014178

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 17/04/2020. I note you seek
access to the following information:

 

I see that there has been a widely publicised public gathering on
Westminster bridge in London on 2020-04-16. Publicity includes a tweet by
you, here:
https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=10916&...

As this is clearly a gathering in public place with more than two people
from the same household in breach of section 7 of The Health Protection
(Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, and as clearly the
police were present to enforce The Health Protection (Coronavirus,
Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, I can only assume the police
have acted in accordance with the regulations.

Please can you confirm how many people were dispersed by police for this
breach, and how many fines were issued for this breach, and how many
arrests were made for this breach?

 

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Gary Quan

 

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Cyclops on behalf of Paul O'Shea, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Information Rights Unit
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15/05/2020

 

 

 
 

 

Dear Mr Kennard

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 01/FOI/20/014178

 

Please see the attached in respect of your Freedom of Information request
referenced above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Paul O'Shea

 

 

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