British police said they issued a total of 126 fines on Thursday, ending their investigation into parties held at the Prime Minister’s office. United kingdomBoris Johnson, Downing Street, who broke the rules for Covid-19 restrictions in London.
Johnson, his wife and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak were fined in April for attending a cabinet meeting to celebrate the prime minister’s 56th birthday in June 2020, when social gatherings were banned.
The prime minister faced widespread calls from opposition politicians and some members of his party to step down over the scandal that has become known as the “party gate”.
The Prime Minister initially stated that there were no illegal parties and that all the rules were followed. But he has since made a series of apologies, though he has rejected resignation requests and knowingly denied any wrongdoing.
Johnson’s spokesman said police had confirmed that the prime minister would not receive any further fines.
“The prime minister is pleased with the conclusion of the investigation and would like to thank the police for their work,” the spokesman said.
Johnson’s wife, Carrie, will not receive any further penalties.
The fines relate to eight events held in Downing Street and other government offices between May 2020 and April 2021, when lockdown measures were taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Police said the investigation examined 510 photos and 345 documents. Of the 126 notifications issued, 83 were fined – 53 were handed over to 35 men and 73 were applied to 48 women.
The Acting Deputy Commissioner of London Police said: “Our investigation was thorough and impartial and was completed as quickly as possible given the amount of information that needs to be reviewed and the importance of ensuring there is strong evidence for every application of the fixed penalty.” Helen Paul.
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