Police consider interviewing Starmer face to face over Beergate claims

The Guardian says detectives investigating Keir Starmer’s alleged breach of lockdown rules are considering interviewing the Labour leader face to face, with his Beergate agony likely to last at least a month before a decision on a fine is made.

Police consider interviewing Starmer face to face over Beergate claims

The Guardian says detectives investigating Keir Starmer’s alleged breach of lockdown rules are considering interviewing the Labour leader face to face, with his Beergate agony likely to last at least a month before a decision on a fine is made.

Questionnaires are expected to be sent to those who police identify as having been present at a meal of takeaway curry and beer, but some may be questioned in person, the Guardian understands.

Durham police’s investigation is likely to last at least until June and any of the at least 15 people present, including Starmer and his deputy, Angela Rayner, could face a fine if detectives decide they have broken the law.

Labour said Starmer had paused work for food in the Durham constituency office of Mary Foy MP in April 2021, working into the evening with party aides on the byelection campaign for a seat in nearby Hartlepool.

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/10/police-consider-interviewing-starmer-face-to-face-over-beergate-claims

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