Police called to Boris Johnson's home after neighbours report noisy altercation

Posted On: 
21st June 2019

Police were called to the home Boris Johnson shares with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds after neighbours complained about a noisy altercation.

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Officers arrived at the property shortly after midnight on Friday morning to investigate claims that a woman could be heard screaming.

In a recording obtained by The Guradian, Mr Johnson can be heard shouting "get off my fucking laptop" at Ms Symonds before there is a loud noise.

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Ms Symonds can also be heard saying Mr Johnson - the frontrunner to be the next Tory leader - had ruined their sofa with red wine before adding: "You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything."

The neighbour told the paper they had initially knocked on the couple's door after becoming concerned about the "slamming and banging" from inside.

"There was a smashing sound of what sounded like plates," the neighbour said. "There was a couple of very loud screams that I’m certain were Carrie and she was shouting to ‘get out’ a lot.

"She was saying ‘get out of my flat’ and he was saying no. And then there was silence after the screaming. My partner, who was in bed half asleep, had heard a loud bang and the house shook."

The neighbour said they had knocked on the couple's door three times, but there was no answer. 

After police were alerted, two police cars and a van arrived to investigate the incident.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "At 00:24hrs on Friday, 21 June, police responded to a call from a local resident in [south London]. The caller was concerned for the welfare of a female neighbour.

"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."

A spokesman for Mr Johnson refused to comment.