Diane Abbott’s Son Charged With Assault and Racially Aggravated Criminal Damage

James Abbott-Thompson, the 28-year son of the Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, has been charged with the assault of nine individuals, indecent exposure and racially aggravated assault. Abbot-Thompson has denied the charges, which are alleged to have taken place over recent months.

Abbott-Thompson had been employed by the Foreign Office in 2014 as part of the fast-track diplomatic programme, but left his role in the summer of 2019. Diane Abbott did not accompany her son when he appeared in court to deny the charges.