Newmarket burial which saw hundreds attend will see police hand out no fines for coronavirus breaches
Police are taking no action following the breach of coronavirus regulations by mourners attending a burial at Newmarket cemetery last week.
Mourners had travelled from all over the country to attend the burial which was organised by Nottingham-based funeral director A W Lymn.
But a spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “An investigation into the matter has taken place, but has concluded that no action is now able to be taken.
"On this occasion, circumstances leading up the incident meant we were unable to enforce a breach of the Covid-19 legislation in the way we would have done normally.
“We will do everything we can to ensure a similar issue does not arise in the future. We appreciate law-abiding people are making sacrifices to protect themselves, their families and the NHS.
"The constabulary is committed to playing its part and will continue to use enforcement, as we have done previously, where there is a blatant disregard for the law.”
Only last month a funeral director was fined £10,000 for failing to manage a funeral in Herfordshire correctly.