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Covid-19: Sheffield shisha bar fined £2,000 for breaching rules

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image captionOfficers seized 70 shisha pipes from the venue in Sheffield city centre on Friday night

A Sheffield shisha bar which breached Covid-19 regulations has been fined £2,000 and had 70 pipes seized.

Officers found 20 people inside the venue on the Wicker on Friday, with £200 fixed penalty notices handed out to all inside.

South Yorkshire Police said it had received numerous reports about the bar breaching rules.

Both police and the council had made previous visits to the business advising it of the regulations.

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image captionSouth Yorkshire Police said the building, formerly used as shop called the Furniture Factory, had 20 people inside

Insp John Mallows, from the force's city centre neighbourhood team, said: "We want the public to know that police and local authorities will take action to address Covid-19 breaches and the warrant is one example of our partnership working to tackle repeated issues.

"Individuals who seek to ignore the rules and put both theirs and other lives at risk will face enforcement action."

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