UK police said on Thursday they had completed an investigation into the ongoing Partygate scandal Prime Minister The government of Minister Boris Johnson and issued a total of 126 fines.
A statement from the capital’s police said that of the fines imposed for violating Covid’s restrictions, 73 were women and 53 men, but some people received more than one fixed notice of the fine.
Police were called in to investigate rallies on Downing Street and at all government departments that took place over eight days between May 2020 and April 2021.
Last week, law enforcement officials said they had imposed more than 100 fines. The exact amount of the fines has not been confirmed, but the fines can range from 30 to 10,000 pounds (35-11,800 euros, 37-12,400 dollars) for the most serious violations.
Among those fined so far are Johnson, his wife Kerry and Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.
The UK government has said it has been fined for a meeting on Downing Street on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s birthday in June 2020.
Johnson said he will show if he gets extra fines.
The UK’s domestic news agency, the Press Association, said it understood that the prime minister had not yet received notification of another fixed fine.
The investigation was launched on January 25, and 12 detectives reviewed 345 documents, including emails, door logs, diary entries and witness testimony, 510 photos and security cameras, and 204 questionnaires.
“When the Covid rules were introduced, the Metropolitan was clear that while we will not regularly investigate violations of the rules retrospectively, there may be times when it would be appropriate to do so,” said Acting Deputy Commissioner Helen Ball.
“The information we received regarding the alleged violations on Downing Street and Whitehall was sufficient to meet our criteria for initiating such an investigation.
“Our investigation was thorough and impartial and was completed as quickly as we could, given the amount of information that needed to be considered,” she said.
“Now this investigation is complete.”
Johnson apologized for violating Covid’s rules, but waived demands to resign after becoming Britain’s first leader to break the law while in office.
Johnson is also facing an investigation by a parliamentary committee into his past refusals by the House of Commons to violate the blockade law.
The parties have sparked widespread public outrage against ruling Conservatives affected by the blows in the recent local elections.
Leader of the main opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, has vowed to resign if police in the north-east of England fine him for allegedly violating coronavirus laws during an election meeting.
The meeting took place in Durham in April last year, later a video appeared of Starmer drinking beer and eating takeaway food in the office with party colleagues.