Dominic Cummings accused of perverting course of justice after Barnard Castle trip

Lizzie Dearden
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 (Independent)
(Independent)

A former crown prosecutor has sent authorities a dossier accusing the prime minister’s chief adviser of breaking coronavirus laws and perverting the course of justice.

Dominic Cummings denies wrongdoing over taking his family to County Durham during the UK-wide lockdown in April, when his wife had coronavirus symptoms.

Police later found that he may have breached the law during a trip to Barnard Castle, but said they would not fine or prosecute him.

Lawyers acting for Nazir Afzal OBE, the former chief crown prosecutor for northwest England, have now sent investigators legal submissions calling for action to be taken.