Jogger Dean Farley: I only "brushed into" David Cameron

 
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Cameron collision: Jogger "brushed into" Prime Minister in Leeds today (Source: News Today/YouTube).
At first it appeared to be a massive security breach; now it seems the man who “shoved” Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally knocked into him during a jog.
Dean Farley, whose Facebook page includes pictures of him taking part in the Spartan Race challenge, posted earlier today that it was him who had knocked into Cameron during the PM's trip to Leeds to outline his plans for HS3.
At the time it was widely reported that Cameron had been "shoved" by a protester.
Farley was “briefly arrested”, according to police, but was subsequently “de-arrested and allowed on his way”.
The police have now said they believed the man was jogging to a nearby gym.
In a status update he said: “So im all over the news as 'the protester that attacked david cameron in leeds' yeah if you call brushing into someone while running then getting assaulted by half a dozen coppers in suits attacking”.


His friends clearly found the whole thing hilarious:


However it could be less amusing for Cameron's security team.
Former Met Commander Bob Broadhurst told the BBC that there had been an "obvious breach", adding that he expected an internal investigation to be carried out.
But another former Met officer, Peter Power argued that "questions would be asked" about the incident, it was "not catastrophic".
He told the BBC News Channel that the fact that the man had been taken away so quickly showed the police response "worked reasonably well".
If you haven't seen it yet, here's the moment the two collided captured on video: