UK police say they spoke with Dominic Cummings’ father, contradicting Downing Street’s statement

Dominic Cummings, a special adviser at No. 10 Downing Street, arrived at his home in London on May 23 after he allegedly broke the coronavirus lockdown rule. Daniel Lial-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images

British police have confirmed that an official has contacted Dominic Cummings’ father – a senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson – about his trip to Durham during a nationwide lockout, the Press Association reported Saturday.

This information contradicts an earlier statement from Downing Street, which strongly stated that police had no contact with Cummings or his family.

An official spoke with Cummings’ father, who said his son had moved to the north-east of England and “had become self-separated in some part of the property,” PA said Saturday.

A statement issued by Downing Street Cummings on the Durham tour revealed that “it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.”

Cummings is on fire for traveling to Durham, two and a half miles from his home in London, despite two national lockdown rules.

Dining Street has denied the reports, which appeared in the Mirror and Guardian, saying they contained “false allegations” and “false stories” about Cummins.

A statement from Downing Street said, “His actions were in accordance with the coronavirus guidelines. Mr Cummings believes he has acted rationally and legally,” a statement from Downing Street said.

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