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Police In Wales Shut Down Packed 'Wedding Reception' In Restaurant

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Police In Wales Shut Down Packed 'Wedding Reception' In Restaurant

Police have shut down what is believed to be a wedding reception following coronavirus concerns.

Cops from South Wales Police were called out to reports of a large gathering at Adelina's Bar and Kitchen in Swansea on Thursday evening.

When they arrived, they found a 'large number of people' at what is reported to have been a wedding reception.

The party was shut down by officers and all guests were forced to leave.

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Credit: Media Wales
Credit: Media Wales

Swansea Council has since issued the owners of the restaurant with an immediate closure notice for failing to put measures in place to keep customers safe.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police responded to a report of a gathering at the Adelina's Bar and Kitchen, Mumbles Road, Swansea, at approximately 7.10pm on Thursday, September 24.

"Upon arrival officers found large number of people in attendance at a private function.

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"The function was shut down and all attendees ordered to leave.

"Further enforcement action by South Wales Police and Swansea Council is currently being considered."

The gathering took place the day before the Welsh Government announced Swansea was going into a local lockdown following a surge in cases.

A week ago, the coronavirus infection rate in the city was around 12 cases per 100,000 - it's now 56.3.

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Councillor David Hopkins, cabinet member for delivery and operations and deputy leader, said: "We told businesses that we would take firm action if they failed to comply with Welsh Government rules.

Credit: Media Wales
Credit: Media Wales

"The latest lockdown measures mean it is now more important than ever that businesses pay attention to the latest regulations so we can keep the public safe and help prevent the spread of the virus.

"Many businesses in the city are doing the right thing, taking their responsibilities seriously and abiding by the rules.

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"Those who don't abide by the rules put their communities at risk and that is unacceptable."

Adelina's Bar and Kitchen was contacted for comment.

Elsewhere in Swansea, two Aldi stores were given 48-hour improvement notices by trading standard officers and are now required to make a number of improvements or risk closure.

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Topics: UK News, Wales

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