Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify three individuals they wish to speak to following an incident in Westminster on the evening of Wednesday, 27 May.
The images have been released after a 44-year-old man was surrounded by a group of protesters and verbally abused outside St James’s Park tube station at around 18:00 hrs. The man had left the station and was making his way to a nearby bus stop when protesters who had attended and earlier demonstration began to threaten and intimidate him. He was trapped by the group and was prevented from returning to the tube station or getting to the bus stop.
Police arrived to provide assistance to ensure that the man could safely move away from the protesters. He was escorted to a police vehicle which a number of people attempted to prevent from leaving. The man was driven a short distance away from the group.
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.
+ On Sunday, 31 May, police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with section 4 Public Order Act 1986, using threatening words or behaviour.