Matt Hancock: Man charged with assaulting former Health Secretary on London Underground

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A 61-year-old man has been charged with assaulting former health secretary Matt Hancock.

A man has been charged with assaulting former health secretary Matt Hancock while boarding a London Underground train. The incident is said to have taken place during rush hour on Wednesday (January 25).

Geza Tarjanyi, a 61-year-old from Leyland in Lancashire, has been charged with common assault and two public order offences. He has been released on bail and will appear in court next month.

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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. A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and a public order offence”.

A spokesperson for Mr Hancock described the incident as an “unpleasant encounter,” adding: “Matt wants to put on record his thanks to Transport for London and the British Transport Police for their extraordinary work.”

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Mr Hancock currently sits as an independent MP but, after returning from the jungle following his appearance on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!,  confirmed he will not seek re-election. Due to his appearance on the ITV programme, he was suspended from the Conservative Party.