On Friday evening, police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds after they responded to reports of a loud altercation from inside of the south London property.

Scotland Yard have confirmed that police had investigated the matter in Camberwell but no evidence was found that was deemed to be of concern and no arrests were made.

A neighbour of the pair reported that she could her a woman shouting from the house after midnight which was followed by the police turning up around 10 minutes later.

In a tape obtained by The Guardian, a woman can be heard loudly complaining about red wine that had been spilt on a sofa.

You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything.

Johnson's representatives are yet to comment on the incident and the Tory leadership contender refused to comment after being questioned about it by Iain Dale during a Hustings event in the West Midlands on Saturday.

Given his prominent position in British politics right now, this story has caused a lot of debate online, with scores of people suggesting that it is unacceptable that a man in his role should be involved in such an incident.

However, the former foreign secretary does have some supporters, including his colleague at The Telegraph, Allison Pearson who criticised the recording of a private conversation by the neighbour.

Pearson's comments have been strongly condemned on Twitter and the emergence of a series of old Tweets about domestic violence have seen her branded a hypocrite.

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