A venue has been fined £10,000 after police found 120 people celebrating at a wedding party.

The huge gathering was staged in defiance of the coronavirus rules which ban gatherings of more than six people, both inside and outside.

Police were called at around 4.45pm on Friday (September 25) to reports of a post-wedding party taking place at Stafford Park in

The fine of £10,000 was subsequently issued as the party was a blatant ignoring of the Covid-19 rules.

Chief Supt Paul Moxley, of West Mercia Police, said: "The majority of our communities are adhering to the new COVID legislation and laws and are acting very responsibly.

"It is therefore unacceptable that a minority of people are continuing to disregard the rules and as a consequence a £10,000 fine was given to the organisation hosting the wedding party in Telford today.

“It is believed that around 120 people were attending the event in Stafford Park, all of whom left the venue when we attended and spoke to them.

"Therefore no fixed penalty notices were given to the guests."

Mr Moxley added that the police are taking a "robust" approach towards anyone who flouts the coronavirus rules.

He said: "We are taking a robust enforcement approach towards those who choose to intentionally break the law and in order to help suppress the virus and protect everyone, where people are clearly breaching the regulations they will be given a fine."

This news comes as 6,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK today, and 20 people have sadly died from the virus.

Anyone with concerns of COVID breaches can report these online on the West Mercia Police website under the section Tell Us About.