Boris Johnson will allow second Sue Gray report to be published after anger at partial verdict

Boris Johnson will allow a second Sue Gray report to be published on allegations of lockdown parties at Downing Street – amid fury over a partial version released on Monday.

Downing Street has pledged to issue another “update” once Scotland Yard has completed a police inquiry.

It comes after the PM initially fended off widespread calls, including from senior Tories, to allow the senior official to produce her full work after sweeping restrictions were imposed by the Metropolitan Police.

In her report today, Sue Gray warned she has “extensive substantive factual information” about the No 10 parties, the Mirror reports.

It comes after interviewing more than 70 people and checking emails, WhatsApps, texts, photos, official records and entry and exit logs.

Police said Ms Gray had collected and given them “well over 500 sheets of paper, about a ream and a half, and over 300 photographs.”

But the report was stripped of almost all detail after Met police asked Ms Gray to provide only “minimal clues” about the 12 congregations she was investigating.

In a statement, a No 10 spokesman said: “Given that police have said they are investigating a number of events, it would not be appropriate to comment further while the Met’s investigation is ongoing.

“But at the end of the process, the Prime Minister will ask Sue Gray to update her work in light of the findings.

“He will release this update.”

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer joined Tory MPs in calling for the full report to be published.

Ahead of the apparent U-turn, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman told journalists: “He will consider what is appropriate, obviously he was the one who commissioned this report in the beginning.”

Scotland Yard was aware that its limited release order only covered the events it is investigating and for the duration of its work.

A statement from the force said: “As part of the investigation, we need to contact those attending these events to obtain their accounts.

“As a result, the Met has requested that any information identified as part of the Cabinet Office’s investigation into these events not be disclosed in detail.

“This request is only for the duration of our investigation and does not apply to events we are not investigating.”

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