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Diane Abbott’s son charged over alleged assaults at Royal Free and Homerton Hospitals

PUBLISHED: 15:49 02 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:49 02 January 2020

the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and Homerton Hospital. Pictures: Ken Mears / Homerton Hospital

the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and Homerton Hospital. Pictures: Ken Mears / Homerton Hospital

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The son of an MP has been charged with a string of assaults – including at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and Homerton Hospital.

Diane Abbott. Picture: Stefan RousseauDiane Abbott. Picture: Stefan Rousseau

James Abbott-Thompson, the only son of long-serving Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott, appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on New Year's Eve facing 11 criminal charges.

Abbott-Thompson, 28, is charged with nine assaults, exposure, and racially-aggravated criminal damage. He has yet to enter pleas to the charges.

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Two of the alleged assaults took place at the Royal Free Hospital on August 7 last year, while four took place at Homerton Hospital, in July, October, November and as recently as December 23.

Another took place at Mile End Hospital on August 2.

Further assaults are alleged to have occurred in Middleton Road and another location in Hackney. He is alleged to have exposed himself and committed the criminal damage at Homerton Hospital on November 7.

Abbott-Thompson will next appear at Wood Green Crown Court on January 28.


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