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Chancellor's lost cat returned to Downing Street

Freya moved to Downing Street from the Osborne's Notting Hill home in 2009 Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Freya, Chancellor George Osborne's cat, has been returned to Downing Street after turning up frightened and lost in Vauxhall.

Homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones found Freya far from home and identified the wandering feline from a tag on her collar.

She had somehow travelled south of the river and at least 1.5 miles before being found.

Freya, who moved to Downing Street with the Osborne family in 2010, has reportedly gone missing before after disappearing from the family's Notting Hill home in 2009.