Matt Hancock gets ‘assaulted’ and called a ‘murderer’ in packed Tube carriage in London - man arrested

Matt Hancock gets ‘assaulted’ and called a ‘murderer’ in packed Tube carriage in London – man arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting former health secretary Matt Hancock on the London Underground.

The politician was accosted as he walked through Westminster station during rush hour.

A video shows Mr Hancock being called a “murderer” as commuters watch in shock.

The Congressman, who finished third in last year’s series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, is said to have been uninjured in the incident.

British Transport Police said in a statement: “We received a report of a man being assaulted and harassed at Westminster Underground station at 8.47am yesterday morning,” reports Metro.

Mr Hancock was joined during the video by a London Underground worker, who asked for calm during the video.

Mr Hancock, 44, was health secretary when the coronavirus pandemic hit and has been a key figure in the lockdown restrictions and vaccine rollout that followed.

He resigned after a leaked CCTV image showed him kissing a consultant in his office, in breach of his own social distancing guidelines.

Mr Hancock angered colleagues and voters by dashing into the Australian jungle to appear on the reality show, but he won some sympathy from television voters by finishing third.

After being stripped of the Conservative whip for the performance, he said he would not contest his seat in the next election if he resigned.

A spokesperson for Mr Hancock said: “Matt wants to put on record his thanks to Transport for London and the British Transport Police for their extraordinary work,” reports Metro.

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