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Dominic Cummings says Met Police by no means despatched him a partygate questionnaire

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Dominic Cummings says Met Police by no means despatched him a partygate questionnaire

Dominic Cummings has stated the Metropolitan Police by no means requested him for proof as a part of its investigation into lockdown-breaking events in Downing Street.

Boris Johnson‘s former adviser was requested if he was fined by the police after it concluded its inquiry final week, handing out 126 fines to 83 politicians and civil servants, together with one to the PM.

He answered on Twitter: “No, didn’t even send a questionnaire or email asking for evidence.”

Mr Cummings was the PM’s right-hand man till November 2020.

The Met’s investigation coated occasions in Downing Street from May 2020 till April 2021.

Mr Cummings’ revelation comes after the Met’s appearing commissioner Sir Stephen House defended his drive’s almost four-month investigation.

Sir Stephen insisted detectives made selections “based on the facts and were proper”.

However, detectives have come beneath scrutiny over their investigation after the PM was solely fined as soon as however was pictured at different occasions – which civil servant Sue Gray confirmed in her report he attended.

Those believed to have attended occasions got questionnaires to fill out by the police. They had been authorized paperwork.

Mr Cummings is talked about in Ms Gray’s report six instances, figuring out him as current at two occasions included in her inquiry.

One was a gathering within the Downing Street backyard on 15 May 2020, the place Mr Cummings was pictured with the PM and his spouse and others, with wine bottles and a cheese platter.

Ms Gray stated this occasion was a continuation of labor conferences, and it was not investigated by the police.

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Mr Cummings was additionally recognized by Ms Gray as being at a leaving do for a No 10 non-public secretary on 18 June 2020, for which others had been fined.

It went on till after 3am and concerned a karaoke machine and “excessive alcohol consumption”, with somebody being sick and a “minor altercation between two other individuals”, Ms Gray stated.

But Mr Cummings has argued the occasion was really in two components, and he was not on the later occasion and believes no person on the earlier half was fined.

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