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Now Sunak’s collared by police over dog off leash

- By Harriet Line Deputy Political Editor

POLICE had to remind Rishi Sunak’s family of the rules after their pet dog Nova was let off the lead in London’s Hyde Park.

Footage on social media showed the Prime Minister and his family allowing their labrador retriever to roam free alongside the Serpentine lake.

The video focuses on a notice board saying ‘Dogs must be kept on leads’ before showing Mr Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy putting the dog on a leash.

Last night a Metropolit­an Police spokesman said: ‘We are aware of a video showing a dog being walked off the lead in Hyde Park.

‘An officer, who was present at the time, spoke to a woman and reminded her of the rules. The dog was put back on the lead.’

Police said there would be no further action.

A spokesman for The Royal Parks said: ‘Dogs are welcome in all the Royal Parks, although there are some places where they are not allowed or should be kept on a lead.’

It is unclear when the video was filmed. Downing Street declined to comment.

But it is not the first time Mr Sunak has been in hot water with the police.

Earlier this year, he became only the second Prime Minister to be handed a fine after he filmed a video in a moving vehicle while failing to wear a seatbelt.

And Mr Sunak received a fixed-penalty notice for attending Boris Johnson’s birthday bash during the Covid lockdown in 2020.

 ?? ?? PM Rishi Sunak and his wife walking their dog Nova in Hyde Park
PM Rishi Sunak and his wife walking their dog Nova in Hyde Park OFF LEAD

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