The Met Police have today issued a statement over alleged staff gatherings at Number 10 Downing Street in November and December, 2020.

The police said after receiving a “significant amount of material in relation to the allegations reported in the media,” all the material has been “examined by detectives in detail and it does not provide evidence of a breach of the Health Protection Regulations.” However, should the Cabinet Office find evidence, they state they could reopen the case.

The Met Police, however, did say they will speak to two people who attended a gathering at Parker Street, SW1 on 14 December 2020 for London mayor candidate Shaun Bailey.

The full Met Police statement reads as follows:

The Cabinet Office is looking into staff gatherings at Number 10 Downing Street and the Department For Education in November and December, 2020.

The Met is in contact with the Cabinet Office in relation to this. If any evidence emerges of behaviour that is potentially a criminal offence it will be passed to the Met for further consideration.

The Met has received a significant amount of material in relation to the allegations reported in the media. All the material has been considered by detectives in detail and it does not provide evidence of a breach of the Health Protection Regulations, but restates allegations made in the media.

In line with our policy where we do not normally investigate breaches of these regulations when they are reported long after they are said to have taken place, unless there is evidence from the Cabinet Office or other evidence comes to light, the Met will not at this time commence an investigation.

The Met is also aware of a gathering at an address in Matthew Parker Street, SW1 on 14 December 2020.

Officers will be making contact with two people who attended in relation to alleged breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations.

Throughout the pandemic the Met has followed the national 4 Es approach of enforcing the Coronavirus Regulations. Where live ongoing breaches of the restrictions were identified, officers engaged with those present, explained the current restrictions, encouraged people to adhere to them, and only as a last resort moved to enforcement.

In line with the Met’s policy, officers do not normally investigate breaches of Coronavirus Regulations when they are reported long after they are said to have taken place. However, if significant evidence suggesting a breach of the regulations becomes available, officers may review and consider it.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I am very sorry to say this.

    Boris should have straight away said.

    I was away on December 18th 2020.

    I knew nothing what was happening in Downing Street.

    Therefore I will look into it.

    Straight away.

    Also, he should have got the Police into Downing Street and looked at all staff phones.

    Allegera Stratton should never have been appointed.

    North Shropshire is a farming area.

    Hopefully they will vote for the Tories.

    I saw an interview with a farmer and he said not a 100 per cent a local.

    The person who can listen to our calls with all The Trade deals going on.

    Boris has had bad luck since he became Prime Minister.

    This pandemic would have happened.

    Captain Hindsight has had the audacity to say that Boris has not done well with the pandemic!

    Boris should have said to Hindsight.

    You were going to help with the pandemic.

  2. I have written to Boris, Ofcom BBC Complaints, Ipsos and my own MP Ruth Edward’s about their terrible bias. I have said their feels like a conspiracy to get Boris out. Look at the Fuel crisis that never was. Look at the Christmas Party still being investigated. If I had a Libdem knock on my door following all this fueled abuse against Boris and holding a leaflet ( which is probably breaking the law) having a go on the Party issue asking how can you trust this PM. Then I have to say I would be tempted to vote for her to make my point. I think I would have not voted at all but still not been happy.
    I feel for Boris who has worked miracles through all ADVERSITY. I have always seen him as a loose cannon but he is a brilliant leader.
    I thought he looked great at PMQS on Wednesday but he has to do something about two things.
    1) Regulate the Media all of them as Ofcom is useless.
    2) send all these channel crossing immigrants back to France ut is their responsibility.

  3. I truly believe if he were to be tougher over the immigration/so called refugee invasion and process their claims away from these shores (as has been suggested), that would stop the influx and he would be hailed as the best PM we’ve had since Thatcher. He needs to toughen up and remember his promises to the Brexiteers who put him in Downing Street.

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