THERESA May’s security team shut down a service station on the M54 motorway for a toilet break as she headed off for her Easter holiday.
The Prime Minister was snapped at the Welcome Break in Shifnal, Shrops. while on her way to Wales.
SWNS:South West News Service5 Theresa May and her husband Philip was spotted at an M54 service station on April 13
SWNS:South West News Service5 May stopped to use the toilets, prompting her team to close them to the public
Witnesses said the ladies toilets were declared “out of bounds” to the public while May “freshened up” for several minutes at about 12.45pm on Saturday.
Delivery driver Jake Garbett, 23, said he did a double take when he saw the PM walking past shops and a Starbucks to use the loo.
She then walked back outside with her entourage to get into a Jaguar with husband Philip before continuing on her way.
May was wearing a black waterproof coat with jeans and trainers – a much more casual look compared to facing down MPs in the House of Commons.
Garbett, of Telford, said the PM also visited WH Smith before the toilets were seal off to the public.
He said: "We popped into the services quickly for a drink and my girlfriend had gone back to the car to check on our dog.
"I saw this woman and thought 'is that the Prime Minister?' Then I noticed about four blokes with her and one was talking into his collar.
"She walked out of the toilets and her and Philip were walking side by side.
"People were wondering why the women's toilets were closed – they did not know what was happening.
"I saw her going into one of the shops I think it must have been WH Smith and I'm guessing she could have been on her way to Wales.
"She's probably taking a much needed break from Brexit."
May is spending part of her Easter break on a walking holiday in Wales, Downing Street said.
After a turbulent week in the world of Brexit, the PM no doubt needs a chance to step away from Parliament.
Brexit has deadlocked Parliament and no formal resolution resulting from talks between the government and Labour have been made public.
Last week, the European Union extended the Brexit deadline to October 31, forcing the UK to stand in the upcoming European Parliament elections next month.
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Downing Street said the PM started her holiday on Saturday, but already confirmed she will not call another election.
When asked, her spokesman said: "No."
May famously decided to call a snap election during a walking holiday in Snowdonia in 2017, resulting in her losing her Conservative majority in the Commons.
SWNS:South West News Service5 Downing Street confirmed May was on her way to Wales for part of her Easter holiday
SWNS:South West News Service5 An eyewitness described how they did a double talk when May walked past
SWNS:South West News Service5 The couple got into a Jaguar after leaving the service station