Man fined for standing in street on same day Boris Johnson attended Covid rule-breaking Downing Street party

The Londoner was among hundreds of people who were taken to court in breach of Boris Johnson's Covid lockdown rules as Downing Street staff attended a party in spring 2020.

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A west London man was prosecuted and fined by the Metropolitan Police for standing in the street in the early hours of May 20, 2020 - the same day that Downing Street has been accused of having a "bring your own booze" party.

28-year-old Nuradeem Mohammed was stopped in Ealing Road by Met Police officers, who accused him of being in a gathering of more than two people “without reasonable excuse”.

Court documents show Mohammed was convicted of breaching the Health Protection regulations at Westminster magistrates court, and was ordered to pay a £100 fine plus £134 in court costs and fees within a month or face possible bailiff action.

The resident of Hayes was convicted of breaching the Health Protection regulations at Westminster magistrates court.

Court documents show that he was ordered to pay a £100 fine plus £134 in court costs and fees within a month, or alternatively face possible bailiff action.

Mr Johnson has apologised for attending the event in spring 2020.

Lockdown restrictions at the time banned gatherings of more than two people from different households.

At the start of Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson said: “I want to apologise. I know that millions of people across this country have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last 18 months.

“I know the anguish they have been through – unable to mourn their relatives, unable to live their lives as they want, or to do the things they love.

“I know the rage they feel with me and with the Government I lead when they think in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.

“And though I cannot anticipate the conclusions of the current inquiry, I have learned enough to know there were things we simply did not get right and I must take responsibility.