A second man has been charged in connection with an incident in St James’s Park, London, over a week ago, when a group of men, including a real estate agent, filmed themselves on the train to accost Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.
Jonathan Chew, 24 (pictured above with Whitty), with no fixed address, has now been charged with common assault and obstructing police.
He will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 6.
Chew is a friend of Romford’s estate agent Lewis Hughes who was also indicted last week by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, July 30.
A statement from metropolitan police said: “At approximately 7.20 pm on Sunday June 27, officers at St James’s Park learned that a man was being accosted by a group of men.
“They spoke to the victim and checked his welfare. He had not suffered any injuries.
“Officers then reviewed the video footage that emerged after the incident and the case was referred to the Law Enforcement Team for Public Order. Investigations continue.
Hughes was dismissed by his employer hours after the original story of their rowdy interaction with Whitty was uploaded to the internet, but he later said the group of men, who had previously been drinking, had no intention of showing off. nastiness to the British medical chief.