Partygate: Police have now issued 50 Downing Street lockdown fines 2 months ago

Partygate: Police have now issued 50 Downing Street lockdown fines

The Met had already issued 20 fines for covid lockdown breaches

Police have now issued 50 fines for breaches of lockdown regulations in Whitehall and Downing Street.

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In a statement on Tuesday, the Met Police said it has made over 50 referrals for fixed penalty notices to people who attended lockdown-breaking parties.

The Met said: "As of Tuesday, 12 April 2022 we have made over 50 referrals for fixed penalty notices (FPN) to the ACRO Criminal Records Office for breaches of COVID-19 regulations who following the referral issue the FPNs to the individual."

The statement continued: "We are making every effort to progress this investigation at speed, this includes continuing to assess significant amounts of investigative material from which further referrals may be made to ACRO [Criminal Records Office]."

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The Met last month issued 20 fines for lockdown breaches.

Police are investigating 12 gatherings held at Downing Street and the Cabinet Office after an internal inquiry found the prime minister’s staff had enjoyed alcohol-fuelled parties, with Boris Johnson attending some of the events himself.

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