The Acting Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner has said Dominic Cummings' alleged visit to Durham was "most unwise".
Steve White made the comments following reports that Mr Cummings allegedly broke lockdown rules to drive from London to Durham when he had coronavirus symptoms during lockdown.
In a statement Mr White said:
In relation to the incident where Dominic Cummings visited Durham during lockdown Durham Constabulary acted appropriately. Given the whole ethos of the guidance and regulations issued from the Government was to reduce the spread, regardless of reason, by travelling to County Durham when known to be infected was most unwise. To beat this crisis we need to be selfless as millions have been. The response by the people of County Durham and Darlington have been exemplary, which makes this most frustrating and concerning.”