Downing St on alert for head lice


David Cameron warned journalists to be wary if they start to itch - two of his children have head lice

David Cameron has warned visitors to Downing Street to look out for nits after two of his children came home from school with head lice.

The Prime Minister told journalists arriving at No 10 for a briefing that if they found their heads were itching, it was down to his daughter Nancy, seven, and son Arthur, four.

“If you find them when you get home, I apologise. Let me know and and I’ll send you a comb and some ointment,” he was reported as saying.

Mr Cameron’s spokesman dismissed suggestions that the problem was spreading through No 10. “I think it is contained,” he said.

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