Partygate: 20 fines to be issued by police over Downing Street parties 3 months ago

Partygate: 20 fines to be issued by police over Downing Street parties

The Prime Minister will not be among the first

Police have recommended 20 fines should be handed out over the Downing Street parties that breached the covid lockdown.

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The fixed penalty notices (FPNs) will be handed out mostly to civil servants - with more expected to follow.

It’s understood the Prime Minister will not be among the first batch of fixed penalty notices issued. 

Following an internal report conducted by civil servant Sue Gray, the Metropolitan Police opened an investigation into parties said to have taken place on the Downing Street estate while the country was under covid restrictions.

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Of the twelve being investigated, Johnson is thought to have been present at six of them. 

The more egregious flouting of lockdown rules is not expected to be dealt with in the first wave of fines, meaning the Prime Minister is unlikely to be among them. 

As recently as December, the Prime Minister had denied that him or his staff had broken lockdown guidance on the Downing Street estate.

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