Authorized motion has been launched over the Metropolitan Police’s alleged failure to “adequately examine” Boris Johnson’s attendance at unlawful Downing Avenue Events.
The Good Legislation Mission has given the power two weeks to reply to its authorized letter earlier than making use of for a judicial evaluate within the Excessive Court docket.
A letter revealed on Wednesday mentioned the motion was over the “obvious failure of the Metropolitan Police Service to adequately examine, or examine in any respect, the prime minister’s participation in three illegal gatherings held at 10 Downing Avenue”.
It mentioned the events in query have been on 13 November 2020, the place photographs revealed this week present Mr Johnson standing with workers and showing to make a toast, and on 17 December 2020 and 14 January 2021.
The claimants consider that the prime minister was not despatched a questionnaire by the Metropolitan Police in relation to the three gatherings, and mentioned that “constitutes a failure to analyze adequately”.
They known as on the Metropolitan Police to re-open the investigation or present detailed causes for its refusal to take action.
Scotland Yard has up to now refused to touch upon whether or not it had thought-about the photographs revealed by ITV information in its investigation, and why Mr Johnson was not fined for the 13 November 2020 gathering.