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Grieving friend fined £ 10,000 for hosting a tribute to tragic Sheffield man Tyrone Forde UK News

The 23-year-old has been fined by Derbyshire Police for posting messages on social media encouraging people to attend a rally – in violation of restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus .

About 400 people turned up at the event, which was held in tribute to Tyrone Forde, 22, who lost his life in the M1 crash earlier this month.

Fireworks were launched at the rally at a lot near the Shirebrook Recreation Center on April 5.

Tyrone Forde died in a terrible accident on the M1.
Tyrone Forde died in a terrible accident on the M1.

Ebony Cheeseman, a friend of Tyrone, who lived in Shirebrook, said: “It was a very close friend who received the fine.

“I think it’s a joke.

“We have done something good for a close friend of ours who has passed away – and this is what is happening.”

Derbyshire Police said: “A large number of fireworks have been set off by the group and the force has received dozens of calls from locals.

“The agents assisted and dispersed the group.

“As a result of investigations, including numerous videos found of the rally on social media, the man who received the ticket has been identified as the organizer.”

Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett, who heads police services in the northern county, said: “Over the past year thousands of people have lost loved ones and have not been able to grieve as they do. might normally.

“We understand how much this and my heart goes out to anyone who finds themselves in a situation that prevents them from saying goodbye.

“However, the coronavirus remains a very real public health risk with restrictions on some gatherings still in place and we will continue to use enforcement measures as necessary to protect the public.”

Tyrone and his friend Jordan Caster, 19, of Sheffield, died in a collision on the M1 between junctions 30 and 31, near Sheffield, on Sunday April 4th.

The white Volkswagen Golf they were traveling in left the roadway and collided with a barrier and several trees before coming to rest on its roof.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-22 06:50:40