The Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation into a “number of events” in “Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years.”
Khan said, “The public rightly expect the police to uphold the law without fear or favour, no matter who that involves, and I have been clear that members of the public must be able to expect the highest standards from everyone, including the Prime Minister and those around him.
“No one is above the law. There cannot be one rule for the government and another for everyone else.”
“I can confirm that the Met is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations,” Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick told the London Assembly.
Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner also welcomed the police investigation into Downing Street parties during lockdown.
“With Boris Johnson’s Downing Street now under police investigation, how on earth can he think he can stay on as Prime Minister?” she said.
“Millions of people are struggling to pay the bills, but Boris Johnson and his government are too wrapped up in scandal to do anything about it.
“Boris Johnson is a national distraction. Conservative MPs should stop propping him up and he should finally do the decent thing and resign.”