Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify three individuals they wish to speak to following an incident in Westminster in which Clacton’s UKIP MP Douglas Carswell was confronted by hostile protesters.
New Scotland Yard say he was ‘surrounded by a group of protesters and verbally abused’ outside St James’s Park tube station at around 6 pm on the evening of the Queen’s speech 27th May.
Mr Carswell left the station and was making his way to a nearby bus stop when protesters who had attended an earlier demonstration ‘began to threaten and intimidate him.’
The Met Police said ‘he was trapped by the group and was prevented from returning to the tube station or getting to the bus stop.’
The Met Police provided assistance to Mr Carswell and ensured he could move away from the protesters.
He was escorted to a police vehicle and driven a short distance away from the group.
The Met says:
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the three people police wish to speak to in connection with the incident. Any information provided will be treated in strictest confidence.
Anyone who recognises those in the images or anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Public Order Investigation Team on 0208 246 0076 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Met Police say that on Sunday, 31st May, police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with using threatening words or behaviour under section 4 of the Public Order Act 1986.