On 26 January, 31 Central East Metropolitan Police officers have been fined £200 fixed penalty notice after breaching Covid-19 regulations to get haircuts at Bethnal Green police station while on duty.
Rushanara Ali MP said:
"I am deeply disappointed by the serious breach of Covid-19 regulations by 31 Central East Metropolitan Police officers at the Bethnal Green Police Station. This is completely unacceptable given how hard Tower Hamlets has been hit by Covid-19.
Their actions undermine the sacrifices the public have made in following the Covid-19 regulations and the work of all our hardworking police officers that serve our community and our country.
I have been assured by the Borough Commander Marcus Barnett that the officers involved in organising the breach are under investigation for misconduct and that all 31 officers have received a £200 fixed penalty notice. I’ve also been assured that all necessary action will be taken to ensure that breaches such as these aren’t repeated."