UK police request "minimal reference" to Downing Street parties in official report 3 months ago

UK police request "minimal reference" to Downing Street parties in official report

It is in order to avoid prejudicing their investigation.

The Metropolitan Police has asked that Sue Gray's inquiry into alleged lockdown parties at Downing Street make "minimal reference" to any events the force is investigating.

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In a statement released on Friday morning the Met said that “for the events the Met is investigating, we asked for minimal reference to be made in the Cabinet Office report”.

Scotland Yard added that it did not want the report to be delayed or for any "limitation on other events in the report".

The statement said that the request for some details to be left out had been made to "avoid prejudice in our investigation".

Senior civil servant Sue Gray is investigating a series of events in Downing Street and across Whitehall which are alleged to have broken lockdown rules.

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Gray's report has yet to be delivered to Number 10, but is been expected soon.