“There might have been a minor breach of the regulations”. See attached statement from Durham Constabulary. Obviously not the crime or the century. But not the example one of the designers of the lockdown rules would wish to set
Anyone who hoped that today’s mild admonishment of Dominic Cummings by Durham Constabulary would be enough to force his departure from Downing Street will be disappointed
Durham Constabulary has said Dominic Cummings may have committed "a minor breach" of lockdown rules when he drove to Barnard Castle but will face no further action. In response, Downing Street says the PM 'regards this issue as closed'. More here:
Durham constabulary said Dominic Cummings committed a "minor breach"
Durham Constabulary: “we would very much like to be excluded from this narrative”
Just making sure this doesn’t get lost: Number 10 is effectively – during a national emergency caused by a global pandemic – on-the-record accusing a police force of lying. They are directly contradicting Durham Constabulary’s statement.
"A senior police source has told me this evening that Durham Constabulary is investigating the trip taken by Dominic Cummings to Durham at the end of March, early April - and his movements while he was here". @JaneDodgeC4 reports on the Dominic Cummings scandal from Durham.
We can further confirm that our officer gave no specific advice on coronavirus to any members of the family and that Durham Constabulary deemed that no further action was required in that regard. Our officer did, however, provide the family with advice on security issues.