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Carrie Symonds has said she was “stitched up” after police were called to her home following an argument with her partner and PM hopeful Boris Johnson as she reveals she no longer feels safe in her own home.
The playwrights Eve Leigh and Tom Penn, who live below the flat Carrie and Boris share in London, were behind the phone call to police in the early hours of Friday morning.
The neighbours have defended their decision to call the police and say they were genuinely concerned after hearing the row.
An insider said to The Sun: “As far as Carrie is concerned this is a stitch up.
“Both she and Boris are convinced that this was politically motivated.
“It was a row like lots of couples have at the end of a demanding day but suddenly they found the police on their doorstep.”
On Saturday evening, Mr Penn said: “My sole concern was the welfare and safety of my neighbours.”
A source in the camp of Boris said to The Sun: “The local hatred to Boris and Carrie has been ramped up recently. That’s why they feel it’s a stitch-up.
“Carrie is now really frightened and cannot believe this has happened over such a minor matter.
“She and Boris will not be going back there as they are too worried about the hostility they faced.”
This comes as The Daily Mail has reported that Miss Symonds has concerns for her safety following hate mail being sent to her Camberwell home.
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Last night, a friend of Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds told the Mail on Sunday: “Carrie really doesn't feel safe in her own home anymore with anti-Boris leaflets and posters stuck up on the road, hand-delivered hate mail and now her private conversations being taped through the walls.”
Neighbours have also planned an anti-Boris march today to coincide with a dog show.
At the Tory Leadership hustings in Birmingham, Mr Johnson refused to answer any questions regarding the scandal.
He simply said: “People don’t want to hear about that kind of thing.”