Po­lice of­fi­cer ‘bit­ten’

Daily Star - - NEWS - ■ by RUTH Mc­KEE ruth.mc­kee@dailystar.co.uk

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.

LET­TER: Ab­bott

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