The Metropolitan police investigation into the lockdown parties at Number 10 Downing Street has already yielded results with an announcement that 68 black men from East London have been arrested.
“Several days ago, officers began an investigation into a series of potential lockdown law-breaking activities in the Westminster area throughout last year,” explained Cressida Dick, Met Police Commissioner and likely inspiration for a character in a future series of Line of Duty.
“Initially, photographs, witness testimony and personal admission led officers to believe the principal suspects in the case were the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife Carrie, and various other ministers and civil servants. However, further investigation by some of the Met’s most experienced officers led us to a number of young black men in the Leytonstone area.
“We have arrested these men, and will hold them in custody until such time as we no longer wish to hold them in custody.”
Ms Dick went on to explain how an investigation into law-breaking in the office and residence of the Prime Minister has resulted in the arrest of multiple black men who were not at any of the alleged parties and had never been to Number 10 Downing Street.
“Well, you know…” she said, “I mean, you’ve only got to look at them.”
The investigation remains ongoing, and it seems likely that many further arrests of young black men from East London is imminent.