Police were called after reports that up to 100 mourners - including a Birmingham MP - turned up at a city cemetery for a funeral - in defiance of the coronavirus lockdown.
Officers were alerted by worried staff after a large crowd gathered at the gates of Sutton New Hall Cemetery yesterday, Wednesday, April 1.And sprang into action, keen to ensure that the emergency legislation was followed, without fear or favour, right?
West Midlands Police confirmed it was alerted to reports of a large crowd but officers found 15 mourners in family groups observing social distance rules.
No action was taken.Oh. So, groups of 15 are OK after all?
Only six mourners are now permitted at any funeral in the city under Covid-19 restrictions.Imagine my surprise...