'GO HOME' Moment cops shut down Good Friday church service and threaten worshippers with £200 fines
The Sun - Two officers were filmed striding up to the lectern yesterday to tell worshippers to go home.
They said there were too many people in Christ the King Church, which serves a Polish congregation, in Balham, South London, at 6pm yesterday.
Officers said not all worshippers weren't wearing masks or properly social distancing inside the venue.
One cop said: "At this moment in time you need to go home.
"Failure to comply with this direction to leave and go to your home address, ultimately could lead you to be fined £200 or, if you fail to give your details, to you being arrested.
"It's Good Friday and I appreciate you would like to worship, but it is unlawful."
The church hit back, saying they believe the service was lawful and followed the current Covid rules.
A spokesperson said: "We believe, however, that the police brutally exceeded their powers by issuing....READ MORE
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