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Man accused of assaulting Professor Chris Whitty after video of park incident | UK News

A man has been accused of assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty after being accosted in London on Sunday.

Lewis Hughes, 23, has been charged with common assault, Metropolitan Police said.

Hughes, of Romford, was indicted on Thursday by mail order and will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

A Met statement said: “At approximately 7.20 pm on Sunday, June 27, officers at St James’s Park learned that a man had been accosted by a group of men.

“They spoke to the victim and checked his welfare. He had not suffered any injuries.

“Officers subsequently reviewed video footage that emerged after the incident and the matter has been referred to the Law Enforcement Team for Public Order. Investigations are continuing.”

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