Un homme plaide coupable d'avoir agressé le meilleur médecin d'Angleterre dans un parc

Man pleads guilty to assaulting England's top doctor in park
A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park has pleaded guilty to assault

A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a Londres park pleaded guilty Friday to assault and was ordered to pay the scientist 100 livres sterling ($140).

Lewis Hughes, 24, and another man filmed themselves harassing Whitty, who has become a nationally recognized figure through appearances at televised coronavirus briefings. One man is seen on video putting his arm around Whitty as they apparently drunkenly ask him for a photograph.

Prosecutor Kalsoom Shah said the incident in St. James’s Park in June was ”completely unacceptableand Hughes’ behavior “was both shocking and disgraceful.”

Hughes pleaded guilty to assault by beating during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He received an eight-week suspended prison sentence and was told to pay 100 pounds in compensation.

The second defendant, 24-year-old Jonathan Chew, pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to stand trial in November.


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