Diane Abbott Labour’s shadow home secretary’s son, James Adam Abbott-Thompson, 28, has been accused and charged for assaulting two police officers outside the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
The Cambridge law graduate allegedly assaulted the two police officers on Friday afternoon when he went to visit a member of staff at the FCO.
At a hearing charges were read out at Westminster magistrates court on Monday, he is accused of spitting in the face of a PC punching him, then he allegedly attempted to hit a second PC and was accused of biting his thumb.
He denied all charges, was released on bail and will appear at a trial on 7 February 2020 at City of London magistrates court.
In a statement Scotland Yard said, “A man has been charged with assault following an incident at around 2.45pm on November 29 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in King Charles Street, Westminster.
“James Adam Abbott-Thompson, 28, was charged on Sunday December 1 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, December 2.
“He was granted bail and next appears at City of London Magistrates’ Court on February 7.”