May 23, 2020 / 8:37 PM / 2 months ago

UK police spoke to father of PM's adviser Cummings: Mirror

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said an officer had spoken to the father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings about his trip during lockdown, contradicting an earlier statement issued by Downing Street.

“Mr. Cummings’ father confirmed that his son had travelled with his family from London,” the Mirror cited the police as saying. “And officer made contact.”

Earlier on Saturday, Downing Street said in a statement: “At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Richard Chang

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