Inquiry launched into PM’s run-in with jogger

AN INQUIRY has been launched after a jogger sparked a security breach during an apparent collision with the Prime Minister in Leeds yesterday.

A man being arrested after Prime Minister David Cameron left Leeds Civic Hall after a conference on the planned HS2 rail links. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
A man being arrested after Prime Minister David Cameron left Leeds Civic Hall after a conference on the planned HS2 rail links. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

The Metropolitan Police Service is to conduct a joint probe with West Yorkshire Police over the incident in which a 28-year-old man was wrestled to the ground by Downing Street security within seconds of coming into contact with David Cameron as he left the Civic Hall.

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The incident prompted calls for tighter security for political leaders, echoed by Labour peer Lord Prescott.

But Mr Cameron appeared to brush off the ‘run-in’ with the dreadlocked man, named as Dean Farley on social media, as he delivered his statement on Brussels later that day.