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After England’s chief medical officer was harassed while walking through a London park, a man named Lewis Hughes has been charged. When Lewis Hughes met England’s Chief Medical Officer on Sunday, he had taken part in an anti-lockdown march.
As Professor Whitty tried to flee, footage showed him and a friend catching him and putting him in a headlock.
He is 23 years old.
Hughes has been charged with common assault and is due to appear in court on July 30 at Westminster Magistrates Court.
It’s unclear whether his companion will face any legal consequences.
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.”
Lewis Hughes is Fired From His Job
Hughes, who was employed by Caplen Estates Agents, was fired after his boss saw the video. He also expressed regret for his conduct, claiming that he had paid the price with his “career.”
He added: “I absolutely apologise for any upset I caused.
“If I made him feel uncomfortable, which it does look like I did, then I am sorry to him for that. He is quite a timid, shy person and I think that is why he didn’t say, ‘Get off me’. If he had said that and I had realised how he felt, I wouldn’t have put my arm round him.”
After the video went viral on Twitter, it provoked outrage, with Boris Johnson calling the pair “despicable thugs.”
Professor Whitty, who has been considered as a safe pair of hands during the pandemic, has also been asked for police protection.