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Police raid happy couple’s wedding reception packed with 170 guests

A wedding venue has been ordered to close and the manager slapped with a £10,000 fine after hosting a reception with 170 guests.

Grand Park Hall in Luton was raided by police on September 23 following reports of crowds breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

At the time, weddings were allowed just 30 guests – a number that has now been reduced to 15.

The venue is the latest in a string of coronavirus-defying parties to be shut down by police  – including a 120-person strong wedding party in Telford and a 70-person event in Manchester last week.

Those events also saw organisers slapped with £10,000 for breaking the rules.

Wedding venue Grand Park Hall (pictured) has been ordered to close and the manager slapped with a £10,000 fine after hosting a reception with 170 guests

As if the rule-defying reception in Luton wasn’t enough, police were forced to issue a dispersal notice

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