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  • First Minister set to announce an easing of lockdown restrictions
  • Boris Johnson under mounting pressure over Dominic Cummings
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Police: Dominic Cummings made 'minor' breach of lockdown rules

The most important figure in the Prime Minister’s team has been engulfed in controversy since it was revealed he travelled 260 miles from London to his family’s farm in Durham because he suspected he and his wife may have had coronavirus.

The couple and their four year-old son also took a 50 mile round trip to Barnard Castle after the Downing Street aide had recovered from his illness, with Mr Cummings claiming the trip was to check his eyesight ahead of the return trip to London.

Mr Johnson has defended his adviser in the face of growing public and political anger, with more than 40 Tory MPs calling for Mr Cummings to quit or be sacked.

Durham Constabulary had been examining Mr Cummings actions, and said in a statement that “there might have been a minor breach of the Regulations that would have warranted police intervention.

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Are health staff being moved between care homes?

Health secretary Jean Freeman says care homes should not mix staff to prevent the spread of the virus.

It comes after Vivienne Aitken of the Daily Record raises the case of eight staff who were transferred from a home with an outbreak to one that did not have one.

Sturgeon calls for Cummings to be sacked again

Reacting to the news that Durham Police concluded that Mr Cummings did breach the lockdown rules, Ms Sturgeon said: “I think Dominic Cummings should no longer be in post.”

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Durham police: Cummings may have broken lockdown rules

In a statement, the force said: “There might have been a minor breach of the regulations that would have warranted police intervention," referencing Mr Cummings’ trip to Barnard Castle.

It went on to say: “Durham Constabulary view this as minor because there was no apparent breach of social distancing.”

Downing Street react to news of police investigation being dropped

A spokesperson for Number 10 said: “Police have made clear they are taking no action against Mr Cummings over his self-isolation & that going to Durham did not breach the regulations. 

"PM has said he believes Mr Cummings behaved reasonably & legally given all the circumstances...regards this issue as closed.”

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