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Group in Stamford Hill fined after using mikvah during pandemic

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said 'a  small number of people' were dispersed at an address in Craven Walk

A group was fined after using a mikvah at an address in Craven Walk
A group was fined after using a mikvah at an address in Craven Walk

Members of “small” group of mikvah bathers in Stamford Hill were fined during Pesach, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

A spokesperson for the force said “a small number of people” were issued fixed penalty notices at an address in Craven Walk on Friday 10 April.”They were then dispersed. No arrests were made,” the spokesperson said on Monday.

In some communities, men immerse in the ritual pools before Jewish holidays or Shabbat, as do women before resuming relations after menstruation or childbirth, or brides prior to their wedding day.

Meanwhile, lockdown restrictions were extended for another three weeks, foreign secretary Dominic confirmed at a press briefing last week.

Deputising for the prime minister, currently recovering from the virus at the country estate Chequers, Raab said “any change to our social distancing measures now would risk a significant increase in the spread of the virus.”

 

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