Police called to home of U.K. leadership front-runner Boris Johnson

LONDON — Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson on Friday after a report from a neighbor of the man who looks poised to become Britain’s next prime minister.

London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement they received a call just after midnight local time Friday from a resident who “was concerned for the welfare of a female neighbor.”

They attended a home in the south London area where Johnson lives with partner Carrie Symonds, but said the residents of the home in question were found to be “safe and well.”

“There were no offences or concerns apparent to the officers and there was no cause for police action,” the statement added.

A neighbor told the U.K. newspaper The Guardian they had called police after hearing a woman scream followed by “slamming and banging.”

The Guardian claims an audio recording of the altercation by the neighbor reveals Symonds yelling at Johnson to leave the flat, which he refused, followed by a crashing sound.

Symonds is heard saying Johnson had ruined a sofa with red wine, according to the Guardian’s account.

“You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything,” Symonds is quoted as saying by the newspaper.

NBC News could not independently obtain the recording or verify its contents.

A spokesperson for Johnson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Johnson is one of two remaining candidates competing to lead Britain’s ruling Conservative Party after Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as its leader earlier this month.

By a quirk of the U.K.’s political system, that person will also become the next prime minister — no general election is needed.

Tony Brown contributed.

source: nbcnews.com