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Police sent to Boris Johnson’s home after call about ‘welfare of female in his property’

Police have been called out to the home of Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds.

The Guardian reported that officers were alerted at 12.24am on Friday after neighbours said there had been a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging.

Scotland Yard said the caller, who was from south London, "was concerned for the welfare of a female neighbour".

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "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."

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The neighbour, who recorded the altercation from inside their home, said they had knocked on the door but received no response, according to The Guardian.

"I (was) hoping that someone would answer the door and say 'We're OK'. I knocked three times and no one came to the door," they told the newspaper.

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It was also reported that the neighbour heard a sound like "smashing" plates, along with "a couple of very loud screams" and a "loud bang" which shook the house.

The call came just hours after Mr Johnson was named as one of the two finalists in the race to become the next Conservative leader and prime minister.

He will face Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt after the other remaining candidate, Michael Gove, was eliminated from the contest by Tory MPs in a ballot on Thursday.

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