Partygate offenders face fines if they are found guilty
The Independent|January 26, 2022
It’s my party: Boris Johnson with Cressida Dick
LIZZIE DEARDEN

Politicians and civil servants who participated in alleged Downing Street parties could be handed significant fines if police conclude they broke Covid laws. The Metropolitan Police’s investigation is currently focused on whether various events broke the Health Protection Regulations that were in force at the time, and changed frequently through the pandemic.

Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick told the London Assembly that fixed penalty notices would not “necessarily be issued in every instance and to every person involved”. She said that retrospective investigations for Covid breaches were only carried out for “the most serious and flagrant type of breach” where there was evidence and three criteria were met.

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