David Cameron “I’m sorry” for dads roof protest remark

Cameron Apology

In a statement tonight in the Evening Standard, David Cameron said, “I’m sorry for any offence to them that may have been caused by what was a light-hearted remark.”

In December, father-of-two Bobby Smith was handed a harassment order by police after spending a week camped outside Mr Cameron’s home.

He said Mr Cameron’s words were a “smear” on the campaign for equal custody for fathers.

Mr Smith, 53, from Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, who has had no access to his children for the past four years said: “He’s making us look like animals for saying we’ve climbed all over his roof. Police live in the house opposite and they come out with machine guns if you go anywhere near it. It’s impossible. You couldn’t get on his roof.”

Terry Vooght, 49, from Harrow, who has no custody of his children after splitting from his wife in 2012, said: “Yes we protested outside his house and we were there all over Christmas, but we didn’t climb on his roof.”