Priti Patel announces £10,000 fines for illegal raves

Lockdown rave organisers will be fined up to £10,000, home secretary Priti Patel has announced.

The move to clamp down on illegal gatherings in England was announced ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Police chiefs fear that dozens of illegal raves planned for the cancelled Notting Hill Carnival weekend may cause a Bank Holiday spike in coronavirus cases.

Although the steepest fines are reserved for rave organisers, anyone attending a rave can be fined £100 – doubling on each offence up to £3,200.

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