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Chris Whitty may get police protection as PM condemns ‘despicable harassment’

Ministers speak out after video emerges of chief medical officer apparently being manhandled

Chris Whitty may be given police protection after another video surfaced of England’s chief medical officer being subjected to “appalling abuse”.

Senior politicians have condemned the latest incident, with Boris Johnson saying he was “shocked at seeing the despicable harassment” and Priti Patel, the home secretary, saying she was horrified by the “terrible” behaviour towards a “remarkable public servant” who is one of the most senior government officials tackling the Covid crisis.

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