A cat-astrophe has struck the streets of Whitehall.
Gladstone, the Chief Mouser of the Treasury, has reportedly gone missing and officials are desperate to track him down.
An unknown source told The Sun: ‘Some people are really worried about him, they love him around the department. Hopefully we’ll find him soon.’
The adorable cat has become a firm favourite with voters and has over 15,000 followers on Instagram.
He is seen in a number of his social media posts wearing his iconnic red and white spotty tie.
The three-year-old feline was originally a stray but was taken in by Battersea Dogs & Cats home and adopted by the Treasury in 2016.
A team of six staff have agreed to be responsible for his welfare and use their own money to pay for his food and accessories.
But his rags to riches ‘tail’ does not come without some hard work and his official title is ‘Chief Mouser to the Treasury’ and he has caught at least 22 mice since the start of his job.
That is said to be far more successful than Larry, the Downing Street cat, after pest control were called to the Prime Minister’s home 29 times in a single year.
Larry is often seen scrapping with Number 11’s cat, Palmerston.