British Prime Minister David Cameron accidentally left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy behind at a pub. Deborah Gembara reports.
REPORTER: British Prime Minister David Cameron left his eight-year-old daughter Nancy at this pub on Sunday following a mix-up with his wife. The Camerons met friends at the country pub for a drink and left in separate cars --- each assuming the other had their daughter. It wasn't until the couple arrived home that they realized they'd left their daughter behind. Samantha Cameron rushed back to The Plough where she found Nancy waiting with staff members. The story is now making headlines worldwide and is a hot topic on parenting blogs. Katie O'Donovan is with Mumsnet.
KATIE O'DONOVAN OF MUMSNET: "Parents are busy people, often sleep deprived. Particularly when your children outnumber the number of parents that are out and about, it can happen to the best of us. So I think there is some sympathy out there for Cameron today."
REPORTER: Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities says it was the sort of mistake that anybody could make.
ERIC PICKLES: "I'm very pleased that Nancy was missing for only 15 minutes. It must have been absolutely heartstopping for David and Samantha. It could have happened to anybody, and I'm really pleased everything worked out OK."
REPORTER: For some however, the incident will likely add fuel to criticisms the UK leader is overly fond of relaxing and hasn't been attentive enough to affairs of state. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.
• David Cameron's daughter Nancy left behind at pub (BBC News)
• Nancy Cameron mix-up stirs scorn and sympathy for PM (The Guardian)
• Cameron's daughter-left-in-pub incident: is the PM just too 'chillaxed'? (The Guardian)
• 'Where are my parents?' The question little Nancy Cameron asked when she found that David and Sam had left the pub without her (Mail Online)