Dozens Fined Over Illegal Car Meet Amid London Lockdown

The Metropolitan Police fined 49 people for breaching COVID-19 rules after an “illegal car meet” in Romford, London, on the night of January 16-17.

“It is unacceptable that people are still breaking the rules at a time when there is so much pressure on the NHS,” police said after responding to reports of “around 50 vehicles” gathered in the Ferry Lane area.

“The restrictions are clear enough and there is no excuse for this sort of selfish behaviour that puts lives at risk and causes a nuisance for nearby residents who are doing the right thing by staying at home.” Credit: Metropolitan Police via Storyful