Police have said they are not yet investigating the Downing Street garden party during the first lockdown - despite Boris Johnson admitting he attended.
Scotland Yard have said they will wait until a Cabinet Office inquiry has concluded before deciding whether to launch a criminal investigation into the BYOB event.
The Metropolitan Police added that they do not normally investigate breaches of the coronavirus regulations when they are reported long after they allegedly took place.
But they added that officers may “review and consider it” if significant evidence comes to light, the Mirror reports. The revelation came despite lawyers warning a failure to investigate the garden bash at No 10 on May 20, 2020, will be unlawful.In a letter handed to the Mirror and ITV, the Good Law Project threatened to launch fresh legal action if the Met fails to investigate.The letter says: "Our client considers, based on the currently available evidence, that a decision not to investigate the 20 May 2020 party is likely to be unlawful, for reasons similar to those set out in our pre-action correspondence regarding the 18 December 2020 party."In particular, there are strong grounds for "retrospectively" investigating this matter as (i) there is clear evidence (certainly sufficient to justify further investigation) including documentary evidence of multiple breaches of the regulations,"(ii) those concerned are likely to have known they were breaching the regulations, not least because there have been multiple reports of individuals within government warning Mr Reynolds that the event would be unlawful,"(iii) there is a high public interest in ensuring that those who make the law also keep to the law; this is particularly the case whilstRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk