Downing Street staff who partied the night away at Number 10 during lockdown sent one reveller out with a suitcase to fetch more bottles of wine, it is claimed.

Advisers and civil servants are accused of drinking into the early hours of the morning on April 16, 2021, and dancing in the basement of Boris Johnson’s home.

Eyewitnesses say that staff boogied to music DJ’d by special adviser Shelley Williams-Walker, who is yet to deny the claim.

One person who was there that night said she was nicknamed ‘DJ SWW’ in reference to her initials.

Some people ‘worried there was too much wine spilling on the basement carpet’, while one person broke a child’s swing belonging to the Prime Minister’s son Wilf’, the Telegraph reports.

The room beneath the main suite of ground floor offices had limited ventilation – putting partygoers at greater risk of spreading Covid-19.

Staff are said to have held not just one, but two parties at Downing Street on that date – one day before the Queen sat alone during Prince Philip’s funeral.

The country was in step-two of its ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, meaning indoor mixing was still banned.

Boris Johnson was not in Downing Street that day, a Number 10 spokesman said. He had left for his country home of Chequers on the Thursday evening and stayed there through to Saturday.

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