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Downing St moggy Larry limps to vet

By Andrew Woodcock

Published 22/07/2016

Larry the Downing Street cat has been treated by a vet after being spotted limping, a Number 10 spokesman has announced.

The spokesman said that the Prime Minister's chief mouser was expected to make a full recovery after developing the limp in his front right paw.

But he was unable to say whether the injury was suffered in a catfight with Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat.

MPs were told that the two top cats in Whitehall had ceased hostilities after a recent "fracas".

Commons Leader David Lidington updated the House on the pair's relationship since Theresa May and Boris Johnson took to their new offices.

"I have to say, I saw some reports in the media that (Larry) had been involved in a fracas with the Foreign Office cat, but I hope that they have now established a modus vivendi," he said.

Mr Lidington added that he can "completely reassure" MPs about Mrs May's good intentions towards Larry.

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