Harold Hill man pleads guilty to Chris Whitty assault
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A Harold Hill man has admitted assaulting England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty.
On June 27 this year, Mr Whitty was accosted in St James’s Park in central London - he did not suffer any injuries.
A video of the incident went viral.
Lewis Hughes, 23, Wigton Way, was charged with common assault on Thursday, July 1.
He has now pled guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
A second man, Jonathan Chew, 24, of no fixed address, was charged with common assault and obstructing police after the incident.
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He is also due to appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (July 30).
Information provided by PA.
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