London’s Metropolitan Police mentioned that it had concluded its investigation into alleged coronavirus rule breaking inside Downing Avenue and Whitehall, with greater than 100 fines issued in complete.
The power mentioned on Thursday that 126 referrals for fastened penalty notices had been issued as a part of their Operation Hillman investigation that started in January this yr.
Twelve gatherings had been investigated by the police, with fines issued for eight occasions in complete, together with the Could 20 2020 gathering within the Quantity 10 backyard and the April 16 gathering final yr on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.
“A staff of 12 detectives labored by way of 345 paperwork, together with emails, door logs, diary entries and witness statements, 510 images and CCTV pictures and 204 questionnaires as a part of a cautious and thorough inquiry,” the Met mentioned in a press release.
The power added that every line of inquiry explored a spread of things together with the circumstances behind every occasion and the related laws on the time. Fifty three males and 73 ladies had been issued fines, with some people sanctioned greater than as soon as.
“Our investigation was thorough and neutral and was accomplished as shortly as we might, given the quantity of knowledge that wanted to be reviewed and the significance of guaranteeing that we had robust proof for every FPN referral,” mentioned Met performing deputy commissioner Helen Ball. “This investigation is now full.”
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