U.K. Police Say Boris Johnson’s Aide Likely Broke Lockdown Rules But Won’t Face Action


(London) — British police stated Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings possible broke the principles by touring away from house throughout lockdown, however is not going to face additional motion.

Cummings has acknowledged driving 250 miles (400 km) to his dad and mom’ home in Durham, northeast England, through the lockdown, and later taking one other drive to a scenic city 30 miles (50 km) away.

Durham Constabulary stated that the second drive, to the city of Barnard Fortress, may need been “a minor breach” of lockdown guidelines “that might have warranted police intervention” had he been caught within the act. However the drive stated “there isn’t a intention to take retrospective motion.”

Johnson has resisted calls to fireside Cummings for apparently flouting restrictions that the federal government imposed on the remainder of the nation.

Cummings has defended his actions, saying he traveled to make sure that his 4-year-old son could possibly be sorted if he and his spouse, who each had coronavirus signs, turned sick. He says he drove to Barnard Fortress to check whether or not his eyesight, which had been affected by sickness, was ok for the lengthy journey again to London.

His clarification did not assuage the anger amongst many Britons who’ve endured two months of isolation from family members through the pandemic and see a double normal at work.

Johnson has stood by his aide. His workplace stated “the police have made clear they’re taking no motion in opposition to Mr Cummings over his self-isolation and that going to Durham didn’t breach the rules” and the prime minister “regards this problem as closed.”