Met denies delaying ‘partygate' report
Manchester Evening News|January 29, 2022
OFFICERS EXAMINE MATERIAL RELATING TO ALLEGED NO10 LOCKDOWN BREACHES

THE Metropolitan Police have received the material requested from the Cabinet Office to support the investigation into possible lockdown breaches in Downing Street and Whitehall, the force has said.

Scotland Yard said officers would now examine the material "without fear or favour" to establish whether any rules were broken, adding it had not delayed publication of the Sue Gray report.

Commander Catherine Roper, who leads the Met's Central Specialist Crime Command, said the timing of the document's release was a matter for the Cabinet Office.

The PA news agency understands that a copy of the report is expected to be sent to No 10 shortly, as opposed to in a matter of weeks or months, and it is understood this could be over the weekend, or in the coming week.

Downing Street declined to comment on the Met statement.

The Cabinet Office did not offer further comment on when the report would be published.

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