Downing Street has refuted a newspaper claim that David Cameron left the Prime Minister's official red box unattended on a train while he visited a buffet car.
– Downing Street spokesperson
At no time was the box left unattended. The security team were there at all times.
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David Cameron has been caught on camera after he left an official red box unattended on a train while he visited the buffet car, according to a newspaper.
The picture was taken by another passenger and showed the battered red box, with the words Prime Minister emblazoned across it, with the key still in the lock.
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told the Mirror: “I’m staggered that a Prime minister should be so slack about looking after Government secrets.
“The box could have contained detailed confidential intelligence about Syria. I never let mine out of my sight."
The incident was not the first time politicians have fallen foul of public transport.
Last October, George Osborne had to pay a £189.50 upgrade after boarding a first class train carriage with a standard class ticket.