Boris Johnson snatched away a reporter's phone when he tried to show him a photo of a 4-year-old boy forced to lie on a hospital floor
- Boris Johnson snatched away a reporter's phone when he tried to show the prime minister a photo of a 4-year-old boy forced to lie on a pile of coats in hospital.
- The prime minister refused to look at the photo and then took it away from the reporter and put it in his pocket.
- The photo came as recent statistics show the National Health Service struggling to cope.
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LONDON - Boris Johnson snatched away a reporter's phone after he challenged the prime minister to look at a picture of a 4-year-old boy who was forced to sleep on a hospital floor,
The bizarre incident saw the prime minister, who refused to look at the photo, grab the reporter's phone and put it in his pocket for part of the interview.
Watch Boris Johnson grab a reporter's phone
Johnson said he had "every sympathy" for the child, whose picture was revealed by the Daily Mirror on Monday.
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Tried to show @BorisJohnson the picture of Jack Williment-Barr. The 4-year-old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital.- Joe Pike (@joepike) December 9, 2019
The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket: @itvcalendar #GE19 pic.twitter.com/hv9mk4xrNJ
Monday's @DailyMirror front page.- Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) December 8, 2019
Mum Sarah Williment, who is voting Labour for first time in her life, says: "I'm angry at the lack of funding and the lack of beds because I think that is failing our children."https://t.co/spDT9On5Z9 pic.twitter.com/3XQYuBfXHs