Police Rule Cummings Did Commit ‘Minor Breach'...Case Now Closed

Daily Express|May 29, 2020

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Police Rule Cummings Did Commit ‘Minor Breach'...Case Now Closed
Coronavirus: Testing Times
Michael Knowles

Dominic Cummings might have committed a “minor breach” of the lockdown rules he helped create, police said yesterday.

Had officers stopped Boris Johnson’s top aide on his drive to Castle Barnard they would have advised him to go back to his parents’ home, Durham Constabulary said.

The force said it would not be taking any action and Downing Street said the Prime Minister now “regards this issue as closed”.

MPs of all parties – including about 40 Tories – called for Mr Cummings to resign or be fired after Mr Johnson’s strategy chief made the 26-mile trip with his wife Mary Wakefield and their son, four, on Easter Sunday.

Mr Cummings, 48, said he was checking he was fit to drive after his eyesight was affected by Covid-19, before returning to London.

He also said he acted “lawfully and reasonably” after driving 260 miles from London to his father’s Co Durham farm to self-isolate.

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