A man has been charged with assaulting the former Health Secretary Matt Hancock on the London Underground.

The alleged attack took place on the morning of Tuesday, January 24 when Geza Tarjanyi approached Mr Hancock at the Westminster Underground station and harassed him.

The incident was caught on video and showed the 61-year-old from Leyland, Lancashire following the politician who appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here late last year.

The attacker repeatedly calls Mr Hancock a “murderer” and “fraud”, attacking the MP’s handling the coronavirus pandemic.

A 61-year-old man has been charged in connection to a man being assaulted and harassed at #Westminster station on 24 January.

Geza Tarjanyi, from Leyland, is charged with common assault & two public order offences.

He’s been released on bail to appear in court next month. pic.twitter.com/jdLvlMKPlM

— British Transport Police (@BTP) January 26, 2023

In a statement, the British Transport Police said that officers were called over reports of a man being harassed just before 9am.

In the video, one station staff member can be heard repeatedly telling the man: “Please stop doing this.”

Mr Hancock, who appeared to be pushed by the man when at the top of an escalator, told someone sitting next to him: “I don’t think this aggression is appropriate.”

All of this was captured on a 10-minute video recorded and shared on social media by the suspect.

Mr Tarjanyi faces three counts with one of common assault and two public order offences.

He has been released on bail and will appear in court next month.

Mr Hancock is understood to have been unhurt after the alleged attack.

He is the current MP for West Suffolk, having been elected as a Conservative, but currently sits as an independent after having the whip suspended in November 2022.