Scots report Boris Johnson to police for day trip to Glasgow

Prime minister Boris Johnson meets troops setting up a vaccination centre in the Castlemilk district of Glasgow on his one...

Prime minister Boris Johnson meets troops setting up a vaccination centre in the Castlemilk district of Glasgow on his one day visit to Scotland - Credit: PA

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been reported to police, accused of breaking lockdown restrictions, after making a trip to Glasgow against the advice of Nicola Sturgeon.

The first minister questioned if his trip to Scotland was essential travel or not and advised he could work from home, however the PM made his one day trip up to Glasgow regardless.

He made his way around several locations, visiting a vaccination centre in the Castlemilk district of Glasgow, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus in Glasgow and then the Valneva Medical Centre in Livingston.

Boris Johnson is shown the Lighthouse Laboratory, used for processing polymerase chain reaction samples for coronavirus...

Boris Johnson is shown the Lighthouse Laboratory, used for processing polymerase chain reaction samples for coronavirus, during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus - Credit: PA

Police Scotland confirmed in a statement to Daily Record that it had been contacted about the visit and said: "We have received a small number of complaints regarding prime minister Boris Johnson's visit to Scotland.

"This is a working visit in his official capacity as prime minister and we are policing the event appropriately."

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Though Sturgeon said the PM was not 'unwelcome' she did say politicians would do well to lead by example.

It is thought the visit could have been prompted by the growing support for Scottish Independence, but Johnson said arguments about a referendum were “completely irrelevant” during the coronavirus pandemic.

He insisted the 2014 vote was a once-in-a-generation referendum and there was no advantage in “pointless constitutional wrangling”.

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Boris Johnson visited three locations in Scotland on his one day trip and the Scottish force has said it is policing the...

Boris Johnson visited three locations in Scotland on his one day trip and the Scottish force has said it is policing the event 'appropriately' - Credit: PA



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