Couple fined after clown photoshoot on bridge sparks emergency response

The pair, who were apparently holding a photoshoot for social media, were among 86 people fined in Kent between Friday and Monday.

Couple fined after clown photoshoot on bridge sparks emergency response

A couple have been fined for breaching lockdown after a clown photoshoot on a bridge sparked an emergency response.

The pair, who were apparently holding a photoshoot for social media, sparked an emergency police response and a road had to be closed.

The bizarre incident saw a woman on the wrong side of the safety barriers in Sevenoaks, Kent, on Sunday afternoon.

When police arrived, they found a woman wearing clown make-up.

They were among 86 people fined in Kent between Friday and Monday.

In addition to the Sevenoaks couple, a beach party led to five people being fined in Folkestone.

Officers were called to Marine Parade at 10pm on Sunday following reports of men fighting.

Upon arrival, it transpired the group were holding a birthday party for a friend and all five men were fined.

Since the coronavirus restrictions became law in March 2020, 1,975 people have been fined in Kent.

Assistant Chief Constable Claire Nix said: “The warmer weekend naturally resulted in more people wanting to visit some of the more popular destinations in the county.

“Whilst this is understandable, with the current situation, I would ask people to carefully consider the impact that their actions may have.

“By attending in large numbers people are putting unnecessary strain on the emergency services and other agencies and I would ask for people to be considerate and not travel unless necessary and to stay local.”

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