Police respond to Boris Johnson's home regarding 'welfare of female in his property'

Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging, according to media reports.

The argument could be heard outside the property where the potential future prime minister is living with Symonds, a former Conservative party head of press, reports say.

A neighbour told one newspaper they heard a woman screaming followed by “slamming and banging," and that at one point Symonds could be heard telling Johnson to “get off me” and “get out of my flat."

Scotland Yard said the caller, who was from south London, "was concerned for the welfare of a female neighbour," according to media reports.

"There were no offences or concerns apparent to the officers and there was no cause for police action," said a police official, according to reports.

The call came just hours after Mr Johnson was named as one of the two finalists in the race to become the next Conservative leader and prime minister.

He will face Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt after the other remaining candidate, Michael Gove, was eliminated from the contest by Tory MPs in a vote on Thursday.

Here, Johnson is seen leaving the south London property he shares with Carrie Symonds on June 11.