DIANE SON ATTACK RAP
Police officer ‘bitten’
DIANE Abbott has been accused of trying to suppress details of her son’s arrest for alleged assault of a police officer.
James Abbott-Thompson, 28, was arrested last Friday after police were called to the Foreign Office in Westminster, where the former private school pupil was once employed.
The Cambridge law graduate was charged with two counts of assault by beating of an emergency services worker and a public order offence.
Westminster magistrates heard on Monday that he is accused of spitting at and punching one officer and biting the thumb of another.
He was released on bail. Shadow Home Secretary Ms Abbott, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, would be in control of police forces around the country if Labour were to win next week’s General Election.
It has been reported that when she was approached for comment by a newspaper, she issued a legal letter in a bid to quash reporting of the incident.
Abbott-Thompson has been banned from going to the Foreign Office under the terms of his bail.
The Daily Star has contacted Ms Abbott for comment.