Man held after Cameron confronted in Leeds

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A man was arrested after the Prime Minister was confronted as he left a press conference in Leeds.

David Cameron was approached outside Leeds Civic Hall after speaking at an event on the second phase of the £50 billion HS2 project.

The local man, aged 28, ran across the street towards the Prime Minister, but police stepped in to bundle him to the ground as Mr Cameron got into a waiting vehicle.

It has been reported that the premier was “shoved”, but video footage appears to show that no contact was made.

Chief Inspector Derek Hughes of West Yorkshire Police said: ‘’Around midday today, a 28-year-old local man was briefly arrested after he came close to the Prime Minster’s group, who had just left the Civic Hall in Leeds.

“No threats were made, and after the man’s details were checked he was de-arrested and allowed on his way.”