faces the threat of an interview under caution after Scotland Yard called in its ‘celebrity squad’ to lead a Partygate probe.

The PM found himself at the centre of a criminal investigation yesterday when Scotland Yard Commissioner announced officers were investigating ‘a number of’ events at and Whitehall over the last two years.

She suggested the slew of Partygate claims represented potentially the most serious type of breach where individuals knew they were committing an offence or ‘ought to have known’.

Scotland Yard Commissioner Cressida Dick (pictured) announced officers were investigating 'a number of' events at Downing Street and Whitehall over the last two years

Scotland Yard Commissioner Cressida Dick (pictured) announced officers were investigating ‘a number of’ events at Downing Street and Whitehall over the last two years

The Met's Special Enquiry Team - known as the celebrity squad and led by Commander Catherine Roper - has been tasked with the highly sensitive probe

Detectives are also likely to examine CCTV, visitor logs and may also question party attendees before reporting to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors

The Met’s Special Enquiry Team, led by Commander Catherine Roper (left), has been tasked with the highly sensitive probe. Detectives will also report to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors (right)

The team recently looked at a cash for honours scandal when it was alleged Prince Charles's aide Michael Fawcett (pictured with Charles), 58, offered a Saudi billionaire help to acquire an honorary CBE in return for charity donations. Detectives decided not to investigate in that case

The team recently looked at a cash for honours scandal when it was alleged Prince Charles’s aide Michael Fawcett (pictured with Charles), 58, offered a Saudi billionaire help to acquire an honorary CBE in return for charity donations.Detectives decided not to investigate in that case

The Met chief has refused to set a deadline, PTS Terbaik ASEAN but the probe could take months given the number of parties being investigated, and the numbers of potential witnesses.

For weeks, the force had been reluctant to get dragged into what was regarded as a political minefield, citing first lack of evidence and then suggesting it should be left to the Cabinet Office. 

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