David Cameron poppy picture Photoshoppped on to older image

The account's profile picture appears to show the Prime Minister with a red poppy digitally placed on his jacket

Samuel Osborne
Monday 02 November 2015 18:48

A picture has been posted on the official 10 Downing Street Facebook account of David Cameron - with a poppy Photoshopped on to his jacket.

The profile image appears to have been digitally altered to show the Prime Minister with a red poppy stuck to his chest.

Apart from the symbolic red flower used to commemorate Britain's war dead, the photgraph appears identical to a previous profile picture uploaded two years ago.

The latest profile picture, published 02 November, 2015
The previous profile picture, published 12 November, 2013

The digitally altered image was noticed by Dylan Morris, who posted it to Twitter.

When approached for comment, a spokesperson for Downing Street said they would "look into it". They later responded, saying: "It was just an oversight."

The profile picture has since been replaced with a genuine image of Mr Cameron wearing a poppy - and the altered version deleted.

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