Police are investigating claims that Cameron’s bodyguard left his gun in a plane toilet.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s bodyguard has been suspended after he allegedly left a loaded 9mm Glock 17 pistol in the toilet of a British Airways transatlantic flight.
The incident took place Monday on a flight from New York’s JFK Airport to London Heathrow.
According to reports, David Cameron’s passport and that of the bodyguard’s were found with the weapon as the plane was preparing for takeoff.
Ben McDonald, a passenger on the flight who witnessed the ordeal, told MailOnline: “I was in seat 13F and my girlfriend was sat in 13G. A man who was sitting in 12C got up and went to the bathroom.
“We lost sight of him and he disappeared for about half an hour. Then he came back and we saw him being questioned by BA cabin crew.
“He turned around and said, “I’m really sorry everyone, it’s not me who’s holding up the flight, I found a gun in the bathroom. David Cameron is on the flight”.
At the same time the bodyguard walked through the plane, the man said “That man there, he’s the one who’s left the gun””.
The firearm was removed from the plane and the flight departed more than an hour late.
In a statement, a Metropolitan police spokesperson said: “We are aware of the incident on a flight into the UK on 3 February and the officer involved has since been removed from operational duties.”
“We are taking this matter extremely seriously and an internal investigation is taking place.”
This is not the first time David Cameron’s team has misplaced something important. In 2012, Cameron had accidentally left his 8-year-old daughter in a pub.