Lockdown: Police officers fined £200 each for cafe meeting

Nine Met Police officers have been fined for breaching Covid-19 legislation rules meeting in a cafe while on duty.

Pictures emerged online showing the officers, from the South East Basic Command Unit, eating at The Chef House Kitchen Cafe, Greenwich, on 9 January.

All nine officers have been issued with a £200 fixed penalty notice.

Chief Superintendent Rob Atkin, South East BCU Commander, said:

“Police officers are tasked with enforcing the legislation that has been introduced to stop the spread of the virus and the public rightly expect that they will set an example through their own actions.

“It is disappointing that on this occasion, these officers have fallen short of that expectation. It is right that they will pay a financial penalty and that they will be asked to reflect on their choices.”

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