Michael Robinson, 30, decided he had no choice but to close Bridge Bar, on High St, last Saturday, as Tier 2 restrictions, which prohibit people from different households mixing indoors, came into force.
But on Saturday afternoon, Copers Cope Police tweeted the bar had been “ordered to close” after it “repeatedly breached Covid regulations”, despite the business never having been visited by the police or Council.
But it's OK, if he sues, it won't come out of their pockets. It'll be the taxpayer on the hook. Again.
A clarification published today, almost 48 hours later, read: “Yesterday local police incorrectly stated that the Bridge Bar and Coach and Horses in Beckenham were ordered to close.
“This was incorrect.
“This was a management decision and not a police requirement.”
Given even new Twitter character limit isn't generous, wouldn't it have been easier to just say 'We lied'...?