Ferry son arrested as he lunges towards Blair

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The son of the rock star Bryan Ferry was arrested today as he tried to reach Tony Blair.

The son of the rock star Bryan Ferry was arrested today as he tried to reach Tony Blair.

The pro-hunting campaigner Otis Ferry was held within just a few feet of the Prime Minister and his wife Cherie as they arrived for a post-election party at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Mr Ferry lunged over a barrier at the rear entrance to the building and shouted in Mr Blair's face before plain clothes policemen stepped in to block him.

As he was bundled away by uniformed officers Ferry shouted: "I've had enough of this Government."

A second man was also arrested in the incident. Both were held for alleged public order offences and were taken to a central London police station for questioning.

The ease with which Mr Ferry was able to get close to Mr Blair is sure to raise questions over the Prime Minister's security.

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