Proof she's a spy? Why George Osborne's cat going missing isn't Freya's first escapade

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A picture of Freya taken by homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones. (PA)
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George Osborne's cat, has been chaffeur-driven to Downing Street after she was found mewing for help in Vauxhall - 1.5 miles away from home.

The Chancellor's pet was found roaming around busy Vauxhall roundabout at 11pm, apparently frightened, by a group of women who were heading home after dinner on Monday.

This is Freya's latest escapade - she has a history of going missing and has been acused of being a Chinese spy.

[Baz the cat blinded in cruel attack - because he looks like Hitler]

Homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones found her in south London and identified the wandering feline from a tag on her collar.

After a hearty supper of dry cat food the curious moggy spent the night on a pillow at Ms Jones's home and was escorted back to Downing street in a chaffeur driven car.

Ms Jones told 'The Telegraph': 'I did find it slightly ironic that I had been up at 5am trying to help 24 people who had been sleeping rough in Newham and we couldn’t find anywhere to send them, then this cat gets chauffeur driven home.

'But the Downing Street people were very nice.'

[Not your regular BLT: A bear, a lion and a tiger have become best friends at a zoo in America]

Ms Jones returned the moggy with a note pointing out that while Mr Osborne's precious pet had been rehoused, many homeless people are not as fortunate.

The note read: 'Found – on the streets of Vauxhall. Not everyone is as lucky as Freya. George please stop cutting homeless services.'

Freya has a history of going missing - she disappeared from the family's Notting Hill home in 2009 before Osborne moved to Downing Street.

And bizarrely, the tabby cat has been accused of being a Chinese spy.

Senior figures told the 'Daily Mail' that ‘Some of us think the Chinese got her. She can get everywhere. You’d only have to bug her and you could find out half the Government’s secrets.’

Suspicion peaked when roving Freya was found in secure areas of the Foreign Office, the Cabinet room of Number 10 and even wandering in the command centre of a secret “war gaming” exercise involving the Navy.

There were even fears she had been fitted with an electronic listening device.

Freya's trip to Vauxhall is the furthest the curious cat has ever wandered.

The pet, who was bought as a present for Osborne's children, is a far cry from David Cameron's pet Larry, who can often be spotted lazing under a Downing Street hot air vent.

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