They were the lovestruck images intended to bury what has been a weekend of bad news for Boris Johnson.

It was hoped the grainy pictures, showing the wannabe Prime Minister hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds, would move attention on from torrid headlines such as "Boris Wants To Get Back With His Wife" and "Boris & Carrie 4 Rows in 6 Weeks".

Yet Monday's photo 'exclusive', showing the couple "together for the first time" since their "police row" raised more questions than answers about a saga which started with a spilled glass of red wine in the early hours of

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