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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak fined for lockdown parties

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are to be fined by police for attending parties during lockdown.

The BBC reports that No 10 confirmed that they had both received notification from the Metropolitan Police that they would be given fixed penalty notices.

But a spokesman said they had not been told which event the fine was for.

The force is investigating alleged Covid law-breaking at 12 gatherings in Whitehall and Downing Street.

So far, a total of more than 50 fines have been handed out.

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The Metropolitan Police said:

‘The investigation into allegations of breaches of COVID-19 regulations in Whitehall and Downing Street continues to progress.

‘As of Tuesday, 12 April 2022 we have made over 50 referrals for fixed penalty notices (FPN) to the ACRO Criminal Records Office for breaches of Covid-19 regulations who following the referral issue the FPNs to the individual.

‘We are making every effort to progress this investigation at speed, this includes continuing to assess significant amounts of investigative material from which further referrals may be made to ACRO [Criminal Records Office].’

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