Jonathan Chew has been charged with common assault and obstructing police

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A second man has been charged after Prof Chris Whitty was accosted while walking through a London park.

Jonathan Chew, 24, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today charged with common assault and obstructing police.

It happened at around 7.20pm on Sunday, June 27 in St James' Park.

Police have previously charged Lewis Hughes, 23, with common assault in connection with the incident.

Hughes, from Romford, was charged by postal requisition and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 30 July.

In a statement this morning, the Met Police said: "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.

The incident happened in St James' Park, London, on June 27
(Image: PA)

"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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