Durham police have reported that Dominic Cummings has indeed breached lockdown rules due to his frequent travels during the most critical time in lockdown. The verdict was broken by Durham police who stated that the breach was minor.
The Dominic Cummings saga continues, with a police report stating that the Chief Aide has indeed breached lockdown rules, as it was reported about a week ago, that Mr Cummings breached lockdown regulations by travelling to his parents residence in Durham and then to the North East.
This then spurred a slew of disdain from the public and political figures within both conservative and labour parties. With about 40 Tory MP’s having demanded that Mr Cummings’ resigns as Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister.
Mr Cummings has not resigned nor been sacked, he in fact stated that his actions were reasonable and legally done. In the Durham police statement, they seem to share the same sentiments as Mr Cummings seeing that the factual data presented to the police show that there was no breach in social distancing on Mr Cummings’ part.
Durham police reported that Dominic Cummings’ trip around the area with his family would not be considered an offence, this to some extent being valid considering that they did not breach social distancing regulations by putting others in danger, however Tory MP’s still advocate that Mr Cummings be sacked to maintain the integrity of parliament.
Despite outrage from political, public and third parties this has not changed the current title of Mr Cummings within the Prime Ministers cabinet, in addition to the Durham Police’s report justifying the actions of Mr Cummings.