Chris Whitty video latest – Lewis Hughes CHARGED with assaulting Covid expert as MPs slam social media death threats

POLICE have today charged a sacked estate agent over a video that showed Chris Whitty being manhandled.

Lewis Hughes, 23, had taken part in an anti-lockdown rally when he approached England’s Chief Medical Officer on Sunday and harassed him with friend Jonathan Chew.

Hughes has now been charged with common assault and will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on July 30.

It is not clear if his pal will be facing any police action.

Scotland Yard said: “Detectives investigating an incident that took place in St James’s Park on Sunday, 27 June have charged a man. At approximately 19:20hrs on Sunday, 27 June officers in St James’s Park became aware of a man being 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 which emerged after the incident and the matter was referred to the Public Order Crime Team. Enquiries continue.”

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