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UK police say PM adviser Cummings might have made 'minor' breach of lockdown

Reuters Thursday, 28 May 2020
Police said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 26 miles to a castle with his wife and son.
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