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Sue Gray’s report delayed as it appears she’s ‘found potential evidence of lawbreaking’ leading to Scotland Yard probe

25th Jan 22 12:31 pm

The Met Police have previously said that they will not investigate the alleged parties during lockdown at Downing Street, but this decision has now been reversed.

The publication of the Sue Gray report in the alleged lockdown parties has now been delayed as it appears she has “found potential evidence of lawbreaking.”

Now Scotland Yard are investigating the claims it is now unlikely the report will “not be published for many weeks,” however Gray will continue with her own investigation.

Sky News’ deputy political editor Sam Coates said, “This is very serious for Boris. It appears Sue Gray’s report has found potential evidence of lawbreaking and that means the Cabinet Office has been in conversation with the Met Police and this has led to Dame Cressida Dick to conclude that they do now need to investigate.”

A Cabinet Office spokesman said, “The investigation being carried out by Sue Gray is continuing.

“There is ongoing contact with the Metropolitan Police Service.”

Scotland Yard has written a formal request to the Cabinet Office asking them to hand over “all relevant information” from their inquiry to support the police investigation.

The Met Police said in a statement that they have “ongoing contact” with the Cabinet Office and has “continually considered” whether to open a criminal investigation into the Downing Street claims.

The statement added the Gray investigation had provided “outline findings” to the police in “recent days.”

A former Met Police chief superintendent Dal Babu told Sky News the inquiry will be “incredibly simple.”

“When you have an indication of who the individuals are who have been at the event, you have CCTV evidence, access to cards, all that information would be straightforward,” he told Sky News.

It will be a simple case of asking individuals whether they were at certain events and then they will be issued with fixed penalty notices.

When asked how long this could take, Babu said it would be “when the police want to move on this, but they have all the evidence.”

He added it was “rather unfortunate the police have waited on the back of an inquiry that had no legal basis.”

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