A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting former health secretary Matt Hancock on the London Underground.
The politician was approached as he walked through Westminster station at rush hour.
A video shows Hancock being called a ‘murderer’ as shocked commuters watch on.
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.
Hancock was accompanied during the video by a London Underground worker, who calls for calm in the footage.
The politician then sits down as a man informs the carriage of his presence and describes the politician as a ‘murderer’.
Matt Hancock, 44, was health secretary when the coronavirus pandemic struck and was a key figure in the lockdown restrictions and vaccine rollout that followed.
He resigned after leaked CCTV image showed him kissing an adviser in his office, in breach of his own social distancing guidance.