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‘Most unwise': Police chief slams PM adviser Cummings' 250-mile lockdown-breaking trip

Added 05-23-20 08:37:02am EST - “Boris Johnson's top adviser Dominic Cummings has been scolded by a police chief after traveling over 250 miles (400 km) to his parents' home despite the UK's coronavirus lockdown being in place.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Most unwise’: Police chief slams PM adviser Cummings’ 250-mile lockdown-breaking trip”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Downing Street confirmed on Saturday that Cummings had undertaken the seemingly flagrant lockdown-breaching journey from London to Durham in March, after news of it broke on Friday night. 

In a tortured statement, Number 10 contended that, because Cummings’ wife was displaying coronavirus symptoms, the adviser had not broken the guidelines he’d helped to create because it was essential that his young son was looked after by his (Cummings’) elderly parents.

The claim has been met with confusion and anger in the UK as millions of mothers and fathers ask why they were told to keep their children away from their grandparents for more than two months.

The government’s claim appears to hold little water for Durham’s police chief as he slammed Cummings’ actions as "most unwise" and “concerning.”

“Given the whole ethos of the guidance and regulations issued from the Government was to reduce the spread, regardless of reason, by travelling to County Durham when known to be infected was most unwise,” acting Durham police commissioner Steve White said in a statement on Saturday. 

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