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London police investigating lockdown parties at Downing Street

London police investigating lockdown parties at Downing Street

London’s police are investigating parties that took place at prime minister Boris Johnson’s office at Downing Street, 10. The officers will find out how the government departments behaved during the 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns.

The chief of London police promised to investigate the modus vivendi of the PM Johnson’s office while the whole country has been living in the lockdowns.

“The Met is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told the London Assembly local authority.

In fact, the allegations that a string of parties were held at Downing Street while the rest of England was in lockdown have shaken Johnson’s government in recent weeks, prompting the worst crisis of his premiership and calls for him to quit.

The latest revelations came on Monday night and saw claims that Johnson broke lockdown rules by having a birthday party at Downing Street on June 19, 2020.

Up to 30 people were present, AP has learned. At the time, social gatherings were only permitted between six people outside.