A police chief has reminded the public to adhere to social distancing measures, after several people, including a teenage boy, were injured during...A house party? A picnic in the park?
...a mass funeral gathering.Oh...
Chief constable Alan Pughsley said: "In general, the gatherings that have taken place and we've dispersed are people who are in effect probably irresponsible and shouldn't be doing it, and we've been dealing with those and stopping those.
"Yesterday's incident was different of course - it's a funeral and I completely appreciate the sensitivities of it.
"But in these incredibly difficult times, I'm afraid you're not allowed to have a huge gathering at a funeral.
He added: "We got to know about it very late, we dealt with it in a really sensible, pragmatic and indeed compassionate way."He sounds almost apologetic that he's had to act, doesn't he? I wonder why...
Responding to the incident yesterday, a Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police was made aware of funeral arrangements due to take place at a crematorium in Sheppey Way, Bobbing. "Initial inquiries suggested a significant number of people were expected to attend the ceremony to pay their respects followed by a possible procession through the local area.
"The force received notification of the funeral the evening before it was due to take place and was therefore unable to speak with those attending to encourage them to adhere to social distancing measures."Why didn't you just turn up mob-handed like you did when some poor woman wanted to walk her dog in the park?
Was there something special about this funeral, or the attendees, I wonder?