David Cameron shoved by ‘jog­ger’ in Leeds


David Cameron, the Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter, was shoved by a jog­ger in Leeds in a mas­sive se­cu­rity breach. A mem­ber of the pub­lic con­fronted Cameron out­side Leeds Civic Hall and was seen push­ing the Prime Min­is­ter be­fore po­lice were forced to step in.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in The Tele­graph, Cameron was leav­ing the venue when the man—who was walk­ing on the other side of the road—“darted” across to ac­cost the Prime Min­is­ter. Cameron was pushed back­wards be­fore his se­cu­rity team stopped the man and he was taken away by po­lice.

One for­mer armed po­lice of­fi­cer, who now works as a pri­vate se­cu­rity con­sul­tant, said the in­ci­dent was such a se­ri­ous breach he ex­pected mem­bers of the Prime Min­is­ter’s pro­tec­tion team to be trans­ferred as a re­sult, Tele­graph re­ported.

Chris Wilson, an en­vi­ron­men­tal en­force­ment of­fi­cer for the lo­cal coun­cil, who saw the in­ci­dent, said: “I saw the Prime Min­is­ter walk­ing with his party be­hind him and the guy came run­ning to­wards him...I didn’t hear him say any­thing be­cause I was too far away.

“It looked like Cameron sidestepped him and he was tack­led by the per­son be­hind. Just a lit­tle side­step and then he was in the car and the car was gone.

“They [se­cu­rity] were on him, one minute he was up and then he was down. They just dragged him down then moved him away.”

The mo­ment was cap­tured on a mo­bile phone cam­era.

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