Boris Johnson lobs grenade through taxi window

THE Mayor of London has been filmed pulling a pin from a grenade with his teeth, throwing it into a black cab and cycling away before it explodes.

Johnson has admitted the assault, triggered by an argument over Uber, and has refused to apologise for what he called “a robust response to my critics”.

He continued: “Whether I’m rolling CS gas into meetings with union bosses, attaching magnetic IEDs to a bendy bus full of social workers or discharging my standard Boris Bike sidearm at a protest march, I will always remain accessible to ordinary Londoners.

“I’m not the kind of politician afraid to mingle with voters in the streets, as the knife-fight I had in the Soho gutter with a Labour councillor last week proved.

“Whether you want to be thrown into the Thames, hanged from the top of Canary Wharf or set aflame in Covent Garden, don’t be afraid to approach me and don’t be surprised at my response.”

The cab driver, who survived the attack, said he would always vote for Boris because he is a man of the people.