Large Chasidic wedding in Elstree broken up by police

Videos of the event showed a large gathering of strictly-Orthodox Jews disobeying social distancing guidelines


A large strictly-Orthodox wedding which took place last night in Elstree, Hertfordshire has been broken up by police.

Herfordshire Police confirmed that officers attended a warehouse in Elstree yesterday evening alongside colleagues from Hertsmere Borough Council's Environmental Health Team after receiving a tip-off.

A spokesperson told the JC: "Due to breaches of coronavirus regulations, those inside were requested to leave and did so without incident."  Follow up investigations are now being carried out.

"We understand that people may be frustrated with the regulations but coronavirus is still a serious risk to health. Everyone must adhere to government guidance to help mitigate the transmission of the virus."

Videos and photos recorded from the event and circulated by Yid Info show members of the police entering the wedding, which appeared to take place in a large warehouse in Lismirrane Industrial Park.

One image for the event shows the married couple posing in front of a police car.

According to government guidance, weddings of a maximum of 30 people (including the bride and groom) may take place from this Saturday, and all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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