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LATEST: Maidstone bar 'under review' by police over Covid-19 'breaches'

Wednesday 16th September 2020

A BAR in Maidstone is “under review” by police over a social media video allegedly showing a large number of customers ignoring Covid-19 restrictions.

The footage reportedly showed a crowd of people dancing closely together at Banks on Saturday, September 12.

The venue issued information beforehand about the outdoor event asking people to respect social distancing guidelines.

Inspector Mark Hedges of Maidstone’s Community Safety Unit said: "Kent Police has been made aware of an event held at a licensed premise in Bank Street, Maidstone.

"Videos have been placed on social media which appear to show that a number of attendees may have breached the Covid-19 regulations.

"We are currently completing a review of the event and have been in contact with owner of the premises."

Banks have been approached for comment

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