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Cor­byn’s brother ar­rested over gath­er­ing

- By CATHER­INE WYLIE Crime · Incidents · Sheffield · London

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.

 ??  ?? 0 Piers Cor­byn has been charged with three of­fences
0 Piers Cor­byn has been charged with three of­fences

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