The Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that it would not begin investigating alleged CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus regulation violations at 10 Downing Street during Christmas a year ago due to lack of evidence.
The military said the decision was made in line with its policy of not investigating retroactive violations of such regulations, but said it was prepared to reconsider when more evidence became available.
NS Daily mirror Last week, Downing Street staff reported that they had a party on December 18, 2020. This was two days after London was placed at the highest level of regulation in England.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Chief Cabinet Secretary Simon Case to conduct an internal investigation of the allegations a week after denying the rule violation.
Johnson told the MP when he offered to apologize that he took that position under the guarantee of junior staff.
On the same day, his senior aide, Allegra Stratton, resigned after a video joking about her alleged gathering during a mock press conference.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art said it had received “a significant amount of communications” regarding the alleged rally at 10 Downing Street in November and December 2020.
“All this communication has been scrutinized by detectives, as has the footage released by ITV News,” Met said in a statement.
“Communication and video [sic] It does not provide evidence of a breach of health protection rules, but paraphrases the claims made in the media, “reads the statement.
“Met does not begin an investigation at this time, based on the lack of evidence, and in line with our policy of not investigating retroactive violations of such rules.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art said it had consulted with the Cabinet Office “for further consideration” if the investigation found new evidence.
However, Shadow Secretary of State for Health Wes Streeting said police “need to pursue this investigation without fear or favor and treat the prime minister and his staff like anyone else.” ..
“It seems unbelievable that the Metropolitan Police Department claims that there is no evidence that a party has taken place,” he told reporters.
“The police, like my members and others in the country, need to knock on the door, make a statement, and investigate the people at address 10.”
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said he should resign if it turns out that Mr Johnson has misunderstood Congress.
The official line of Downing Street shifted with the announcement of the investigation into the case, and the Prime Minister’s spokesman refused to repeat the statement that “there was no party.”
While the case was investigating, she said, “It wouldn’t be right to comment any further.”
PA contributed to this report.