Lewis Hughes reportedly lost his job following the incident
23-year-old Lewis Hughes, of Wigton Way, was charged in connection with the incident yesterday and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 30 July.
Professor Chris Whitty was reportedly accosted by a group of men in St Jame’s Park at around 7.20pm on Sunday, 27 June.
Police were called to the area and spoke to the victim to check on his welfare. He had not suffered any injuries.
They later reviewed footage of the incident, which had gone viral on social media, and the matter was referred to the Public Order Crime Team.
Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.
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