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Watch: Boris Johnson’s Kinder Surprise

Watch: Boris Johnson's Kinder Surprise
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Boris Johnson appeared shell shocked today when he discovered the lengths to which inmates at HMP Leeds go to to exploit prison security. During a tour of the prison, the PM was shown an X-ray scan of the plastic innards of a Kinder egg lodged inside an inmate who was caught sneaking contraband. Johnson recoiled in horror as he realised the full extent of the smuggling operation, asking the prison guard: 'A Kinder egg? So is that inside? He’s ingested it? He's plugged it?'

VIDEO: 'A kinder egg? ... He's plugged it? ... You are joking?'

On a visit to Leeds Prison, Prime Minister @BorisJohnson learns how prisoners smuggle drugs and phones into prisons. pic.twitter.com/ElwWjSQVdJ

— Joe Pike (@joepike) August 13, 2019

The boost to prison spending promised by Boris Johnson will no doubt help officers crack down on bad eggs...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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