Monday, February 22, 2010
A Downing Street visitor has been admitted to hospital for treatment this morning, following a freak series of accidents.
Christine Pratt, the head of the National Bullying Helpline, had been attending No 10 Downing Street to discuss allegations she had made this morning that Cabinet Office employees had made calls to the NBH complaining of abuse. The allegations have been strongly denied by Government sources.
A Cabinet Office spokesman said, "following Ms Pratt's meeting with the Prime Minister, during which the PM cuddled kittens and absolutely no rages, threats or violence took place, Ms Pratt was given a tour of the building.
"Unfortunately, as Ms Pratt was about to descend the main staircase, a Nokia mobile phone...um....fell...at her feet causing her to trip and fall down the stairs. Unfortunately Ms Pratt then contined to roll into a ground-floor office, where she struck a desk which..er...fell over. Yes. The desk fell over on top of her and then unfortunately a computer, which was on the desk and not thrown in any way at all, fell on her as well. Honest."
London Ambulance Service confirmed that they received an emergency call from Downing Street and that a woman had been taken to hospital, where she remains under observation. While her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, there is some question whether the multiple black-marker-pen stab wounds will leave long-term scarring.
Peter Mandelson and John Prescott were unavailable for comment.
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