MORONIC yobs filmed themselves grabbing Prof Chris Whitty in a headlock and pushing him in to a London street.

In the footage, the two yobs can be seen approaching the top medic before suddenly grabbing him around his shoulders.

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Who harassed Professor Chris Whitty?

It's unclear who the men are that filmed themselves harassing Professor Chris Whitty.

The upsetting footage shows the professor's face turn red with the effort of trying to free himself from their clutches.

The halfwits then yell 'oi-oi' while poking their tongues out at the camera.

Prof Whitty manages to briefly steer clear of their grasping hands, while they yell more unintelligible comments.

The Met Police last night confirmed it was aware of the footage and had launched a probe into the incident.

When did the attack happen?

The attack happened on Sunday, according to the Met Police.

The force said last night it was aware of the footage and had launched a probe into the incident.

A spokesperson said: "Officers spoke to all those involved at the time and their details were taken. We are in contact with the victim and the circumstances continue to be investigated."

What has Professor Chris Whitty said about the incident?

Professor Chris Whitty hasn't spoken out about the incident yet, but many people have showed their support for him and their disgust at the way he was harassed.

Piers Morgan was among the string of Brits to slam the confrontation.

He tweeted that it was "disgusting" after the footage was shared online.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has said she was "horrified" and called for the yobs to be charged.

New Health Secretary Sajid Javid added his voice to the condemnation, branding the incident "appalling and totally unacceptable".

"The CMO works tirelessly on behalf of the country. We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour towards our public servants," he tweeted.

"The men behaving in this disgraceful way should be ashamed."

Schools minister Nick Gibb was asked about the incident on the BBC's 'Today' programme and slammed it was "absolutely appalling".

Meanwhile Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi blasted: "This is disgusting and these thugs must be found and charged. Zero tolerance for harassing a public servant."

Other unimpressed Brits were quick to slam their actions – while writing their support for the Covid expert.

A concerned Owen Thomas urged: "My blood is boiling. Involve the police. Now."

Another man tweeted that the idiots' actions were "gross, he looks clearly uncomfortable", while one Brit said it was "shocking".

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