Diane Abbott’s Son has been charged with two counts of assault over alleged attacks on police officers during a disturbance that was reported at the Foreign Office.
James Abbott-Thompson was arrested on Friday afternoon last week after officers were called to the Foreign Officer in Westminster.
He was later charged with two counts of assault by beating an emergency services worker and a public order offence.
During a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Abbott-Thompson was accused of spitting at and punching one police officer as well as biting the thumb of another.
He was bailed to appear back in front of magistrates in February.
Diane Abbott is hoping to become the Home Secretary should Labour win the General Election that is to be held on 12th December.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said:
‘James Adam Abbott-Thompson, 28, was charged on Sunday 1st December with two counts of assault by beating of an emergency services worker.
‘He was further charged with an offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act.
“He appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 2nd December.
‘He was granted bail, and next appears at City of London Magistrates’ Court on 7th February.’
The alleged assaults are said to have taken place after Abbott-Thompson arrived at the Foreign Office building and asked to speak to someone, who was not present.
New laws were introduced last year in an attempt to try and protect emergency services & NHS from being attacked.
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences Act) came into law in November 2018.
Ms Abbott’s office has been contacted for comment.
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