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Scotland Yard under pressure to release Partygate photos after crime investigation

SADIQ Khan pressured Scotland Yard to release a full cache of Partygate photos or risk being accused of a “cover-up”.

Labour’s mayor of London said the Met should not have given Boris Johnson special treatment by yielding to demands that the photographs be kept secret.

Sadiq Khan pressured Scotland Yard to release Partygate photos

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Sadiq Khan pressured Scotland Yard to release Partygate photosCredit: Alamy
Boris Johnson is accused of holding a beer bottle for a split second

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Boris Johnson is accused of holding a beer bottle for a split secondCredit: AP

Police are reviewing 300 photos of padlock pots in No10 as part of their criminal investigation.

A person is supposed to show PM hugs a beer.

But the Cabinet Office reportedly went to the Met after fidgeting Assistants of Downing St fear that it will damage their reputation.

Whitehall sources say the Cabinet Office has asked the Met to “clarify” whether it intends drop the photosbut didn’t make any requests.

However, yesterday Mr Khan considered asking them to be published in the name of democracy.

He told LBC: “What often happens with regard to police prosecutions – because we believe in public justice – is that things become public.”

He added: “And I think we have to be very careful about a masked impression, or a rule for the Prime Minister and his colleagues, his spouse, and a rule for the rest of them. I.

“So I would say to those involved in the prosecution, and those in the Cabinet Office – you should do your job without fear or favor.

“So let’s not change the rules because of the Prime Minister’s request or perception of the consequences if you don’t do so.”

Mr Khan did not have the power to press the Met and said it would be inappropriate for him to ask for the photos.

The Dems Lib are trying to force the photos to go public with a vote in Parliament.

Mr Johnson has until tonight to answer the Met’s questionnaire about the avalanche of gatherings during the lockdown.

Scotland Yard previously said it would not identify recipients of fixed penalty notices.

The Cabinet Office and Met Police declined to comment.

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Bobby Allyn

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