As a result of today’s announcement by the Metropolitan Police, Boris Johnson may now be interviewed under caution for an offence that carries a £100 fine.
Why has the Met now decided to investigate?
Scotland Yard had said it would not investigate, but that changed after Whitehall ethics chief Sue Gray handed officers the outline of her findings on Sunday – and it revealed potentially criminal matters.
She is also believed to have spoken to police officers stationed at Downing Street. They gave what were described as ‘damning’ witness statements about what had gone on during lockdown.
Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said her officers had made their own assessment that the material handed over met the bar for investigation including that there was actual evidence, ‘not just someone saying something’.
Which events are the police examining?
Police have refused to provide details but said parties going back two years in Downing Street and Whitehall were being investigated. Scotland Yard…