Boris Johnson enjoys a cold pint in Wolverhampton during Black Country visit

The Prime Minister took a break out of his visit to the Black Country today for a pint in the sun.

Mr Johnson having a pint at The Mount Tavern in Penn, photographed with Mr P Gill (Image: Mr Gill)
Mr Johnson having a pint at The Mount Tavern in Penn, photographed with Mr P Gill (Image: Mr Gill)

Boris Johnson was spotted getting out of his helicopter which landed on the green at Penn Golf Club earlier today.

He was later spotted at The Mount Tavern, on Penn Road in Wolverhampton this afternoon, enjoying an ice cold pint and chatting to punters.

His visit comes ahead of the West Midlands' mayoral election next month.

Mr Johnson was taken to West Midlands Metro's Wednesbury depot, where he chatted to workers along with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.

During his visit, Mr Johnson sat at the controls of one of the trams and was given an overview of how to operate it.

At the depot the PM backed Mr Street's plans for extending tram lines and services and increasing the number of stations, saying: "You have got to connect your centres of economic opportunity better. You've got to help people to get to the high quality, highly skilled jobs."

He also said he was committed to stamping out all forms of harassment as it emerged there has been a huge rise in stalking cases over the past year.

“Stalking is cruel, it is psychologically debilitating, it’s absolutely intolerable. We have got to give women – and it’s largely women obviously – protection," he said.

“That’s why we are bringing in the measures that we are to give police greater powers to stop people from making contact with the victims.

“From a very early stage, if they can be prevented from hassling the individual we hope that will make a difference."

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