Unhappy Larry: Mitsubishi boss startles Downing St cat

Downing Street's chief mouser Larry risked a diplomatic incident on Thursday, with an icy reception for a Mitsubishi boss.

Kazuo Okamoto spotted the cat as he was about to enter No 10 and stopped off to give him a friendly pat.

But Mr Okamoto, chief executive of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, had to settle for a wave - as Larry ran off to avoid him.