WATCH: Boris Johnson takes journalist's phone after attempt to show him photo of sick child
"You've refused to look at the photo, you've taken my phone and put it in your pocket, Prime Minister."
A video has surfaced of Boris Johnson taking a journalist's phone and putting it in his pocket as the journalist attempted to show him a photo of a sick child.
Joe Pike, political correspondent with ITV News, attempted to show Johnson a picture of Jack Williment-Barr, a four-year-old with suspected pneumonia who was forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital.
When Pike attempted to show Johnson the picture, the Prime Minister took the phone, didn't look at it and put it in his pocket.
Pike called him on it, saying: "You've refused to look at the photo, you've taken my phone and put it in your pocket, Prime Minister. His mother says the NHS is in crisis, what's your response to that?"
Johnson then said sorry, took the phone out and said: "It's a terrible, terrible photo and I apologise obviously to the family and all those who have had terrible experiences in the NHS.
"But what we are doing is the supporting the NHS and, on the whole, I think patients in the NHS have a much, much better experience than this poor kid has had."
You can see the video of the incident here:
Tried to show @BorisJohnson the picture of Jack Williment-Barr. The 4-year-old with suspected pneumonia forced to lie on a pile of coats on the floor of a Leeds hospital.
The PM grabbed my phone and put it in his pocket: @itvcalendar | #GE19 pic.twitter.com/hv9mk4xrNJ
— Joe Pike (@joepike) December 9, 2019