Corbyn’s brother arrested over gathering
The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbynh as been charged in connection to a pre-planned illegal gathering in Sheffield city centre at the weekend.
Piers Corbyn, 73, from East Street in London, has been charged with three offences under the Health Protection (Corona virus) Regulations 2020, South Yorkshire Police said.
It is alleged Corbyn arranged and facilitated, then participated in, a gathering of more than 30 people on Saturday.
He is also accused of failing to wear a face covering in a required area.
Corbynh as been bailed to appear at Sheffield M ag istrates’ Court in November.
A 44-year-old man from the Reading area who was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder at the gathering has been released on bail.
Police said Saturday’s protest led to significant disruption for shoppers and members of the public in the city centre. Four of the force’s officers were assaulted and left with minor injuries.