Police officer collapses in Boris Johnson's speech

6 September 2019, 11:57 | Updated: 11 September 2019, 10:21

Sylvia De Luca

By Sylvia De Luca

A female police officer was close to fainting as she stood next to the Prime Minister whilst he gave a speech in Wakefield.

The police officer was one of about 35 new police recruits who were standing in lines behind the Prime Minister during a speech in Wakefield today.

The officers had been standing behind his lectern for at least 20 minutes before the speech began.

Colleagues sitting in the audience in front of the Prime Minister drew his attention to the woman struggling to stand, prompting him to turn and say: "Don't worry I'm going to end very soon, are you all right?"

The officer then sat down with her head bowed and Mr Johnson said: "I'm so sorry, OK that is a signal for me actively to wind up."

The police officer could not stand up any longer during the PM's speech.
The police officer could not stand up any longer during the PM's speech. Picture: Sputnik

Some people have responded to the incident on social media.

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