One arrested and dozens fined as Met Police break up gathering of 100+ people

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by A.P.

Police have handed out 42 fines to over 100 people who gathered to mourn the loss of a member of the traveller community.

Officers were called to the scene in Haringey, north London on Thursday after members of the public reported concerns about the number of people at a gathering.

Some were drinking and became aggressive towards the police when told they were breaching coronavirus regulations and needed to disperse.

One person was also arrested on suspicion of an unrelated theft.

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