Police called to Boris Johnson’s home after row with girlfriend

British police were called to the home of Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next Prime Minister, after neighbours heard a loud altercation between him and his girlfriend.

The police were called in the early hours of Friday to an address in south London where Mr. Johnson is living with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds.

“The caller was concerned for the welfare of a female neighbour,” the police said in a statement issued on Friday evening. “Police attended and spoke to all occupants of the address, who were all safe and well.”

“There were no offences or concerns apparent to the officers and there was no cause for police action,” the statement said.

The Guardian newspaper, which first reported the story, said an unidentified neighbour had heard a woman screaming followed by “slamming and banging”. At one point, Ms. Symonds could be heard telling Mr. Johnson to “get off me” and “get out of my flat”.

Recording of altercation

A neighbour of Mr. Johnson told The Guardian newspaper that they had recorded the altercation from inside their flat out of concern for Ms. Symonds.

The Guardian said it had reviewed the recording and that Mr. Johnson could be heard refusing to leave the flat and using a swear word to tell Ms. Symonds to get off his laptop. Crashing sounds can also be heard, the newspaper said. Reuters has not reviewed the audio.

Another neighbour interviewed by the BBC confirmed the argument and said she had heard a woman shouting.


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