POLICE have today been slammed for posing with guests at a wedding of 200 people instead of fining them for breaking coronavirus rules.
The three cops were seen kneeling on the street as wedding guests grinned behind them by their supercars in Wellington, Telford.
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Birmingham Mail today reported the wedding had been held in Telford before travelling to Birmingham – with more than 200 people then packing into Birmingham’s five-star Crystal Plaza.
The police had been called to the two day event in Telford when they posed with a at least 15 guests as well as their Rolls Royce Phantoms and Lamorghinis.
Chief Supt Sue Thomas, of West Mercia Police, said: “As part of their engagement with the wedding party our officers agreed to pose for a photo.
“Disappointingly, the officers do not appear to have reminded the group of the importance of social distancing or taken such measures themselves – and they will be spoken to about this.”
Locals reported fireworks and festivities during the celebrations in Telford, Shropshire.
According to the latest government advice, up to 30 people can attend a wedding – with that number including the couple, witnesses, guests and suppliers.
Brits have also been warned to follow social distancing guidelines where possible.
West Mercia Police confirmed a large Asian wedding had taken place with the Safer Neighbourhood Team on duty and conducting patrols.
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A force spokesman said: “We are aware that a number of the guests were driving in an inappropriate manner, which is being followed up in regards to who was driving. There will be a number of Section 59s being issued as a result.”
A spokesman for Telford and Wrekin Council added: “We are aware of a wedding party which took place during last weekend in Arleston that residents have expressed concerns about.
“We have raised this matter with West Mercia Police, who we understand are investigating.”