Estate agent admits assault on Chris Whitty in St James’s Park


Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: estate agent who drunkenly accosted England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has pleaded guilty to assault.Lewis Hughes, 24, and his friend Jonathan Chew, also 24, were both labelled “despicable thugs” by Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the incident in St James’s Park.Footage of the incident went viral, showing the two men grabbing Prof Whitty as they shout “oi oi” and say “one photo please?”.At Westminster magistrates court on Friday, Hughes pleaded guilty to assault in the incident on June 27.He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to pay £100 in compensation to Professor Whitty.Continue reading:

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