Wedding reception shut down with 70 people in pub past 10pm curfew

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A pub has been handed a £1,000 fine after hosting a wedding reception past 10pm with around 65 to 70 guests in attendance.

In footage from body-worn cameras, officers can be seen arriving at The Greyhound, in Erdington, Birmingham, two hours after the 10pm curfew. They then discovered there was a party still taking place, with a large buffet table, drinks being served, a DJ booth and gazebo in the garden.

Officers said there was also no social distancing taking place at the party, and the amount of guests was more than double the 30 permitted by law at the time. Couples are now only allowed to have 15 guests at their wedding or sit-down reception after.

West Midlands Police had been alerted to the event by a member of the public,

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