Boris Johnson’s car hit by security vehicle outside parliament

Man part of Kurdish protest ran in front of UK prime minister’s car as it left parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car was rear-ended by a security vehicle outside parliament when Kurdish protesters ran into the road. Video: Reuters

 

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has escaped unhurt after a security vehicle collided with the back of the car he was travelling in as he left parliament after prime minister’s questions.

Video of the incident on Wednesday showed the grey Jaguar carrying Johnson pull out of the main gates of parliament as part of a convoy, including police motorcycles.

As they left, a man believed to be part of a protest by Kurdish activists ran towards the prime minister’s car. Though the man, who was reportedly unhurt was pulled back by a police officer on foot, the car stopped suddenly, and a black Range Rover that was next in the convoy failed to stop in time.

Pictures showed the Jaguar with a dent in the rear. The convoy immediately set off again.

No 10 confirmed Johnson had been in the damaged car. A spokesman said: “Yes, that was the PM’s car. I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened. No reports of anybody being injured.”