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Mass brawls, dog attacks and sex offenses: Police uncover reported crimes at weddings across UK | UK News

It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but police have revealed details of dozens of reported marriage crimes over the past three years – including mass brawls, robberies and sexual misconduct.

A force has been contacted over a wedding photograph that drew hundreds of negative comments on social media – and after an alleged dog attack on two guests.

It comes as the limit on the number of people who can attend weddings should be relaxed since Monday, when groups of up to 30 people will be allowed for ceremonies and receptions in England.

Police put an end to illegal gatherings of more than 15 people at weddings during England’s lockdown – including an event in north London in January where 150 guests showed up, at the top of the United Kingdom COVID crisis.

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January 2021: police bust wedding with 150 guests

Following Sky News freedom of information requests, UK police forces have revealed details of reported crimes in marriages between 2018 and April 2021.

Among the alleged offenses:

• Avon and Somerset Police said they were called to a fight involving 40 people “using glass as weapons at a traveling community wedding”

• North Wales Police said a drunken wedding guest smashed a window in a hotel and when people tried to restrain him he assaulted the photographer.

• The same force was contacted after a man attended a wedding where a family friend led him behind a marquee, knelt in front of him and attempted to take off his pants

• Cleveland Police said a bride’s sister was punched in the face at a wedding and pushed onto a table, causing a cut on her back.

• Avon and Somerset Police said they were called to a wedding venue because “the father of the bride got very violent and is trying to start a fight”

• The force was also contacted after two families at a wedding venue were …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 15:28:00