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UPDATE: Assessment of allegations relating to the UK Covid-19 vaccine programme

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UPDATE: Assessment of allegations relating to the UK Covid-19 vaccine programme

No further action will be taken following an assessment of allegations made about the UK’s Covid-19 vaccine programme.

On 20 December, a number of documents were submitted at a west London police station in support of claims that alleged people in the UK Parliament and other organisations had suppressed information about the severity of health implications for those taking the Covid-19 vaccine.

It was suggested, by the complainants, that offences including gross negligent manslaughter and misconduct in public office may have taken place.

Following an assessment of all the available evidence, it is clear that no criminal offences are apparent. The Metropolitan Police will not be launching a criminal investigation and no further action will be taken in relation to the allegations.

The complainants have been written to, informing them of this decision.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors said: “The vaccines in use against Covid-19 have been approved by all the relevant national and international regulatory bodies. They underwent multiple trials and were subject to stringent approval processes. They are in use in more than 100 countries.

“We have found no evidence to support any claims that information about adverse health implications is being suppressed or withheld from the public in the manner that was alleged.

“In recent months, the existence of a crime reference number in relation to these allegations has been widely misrepresented as evidence of a criminal investigation or of findings of wrongdoing. That is not the case.

“There have been a number of incidents where individuals quoting this crime reference number have attended vaccination centres, hospitals and other locations in an effort to disrupt the UK’s vaccination programme. That is unacceptable.

“Staff and volunteers working in these places are doing a vitally important job and have the right to do so free from attempts to threaten, intimidate or otherwise disrupt them. Efforts to do so will not be tolerated by the Met or our partners across the country.”

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