Chief Scientific Officer Chris Whitty has been verbally abused when walking down a street, in a video that has been shared online.

Mr Whitty remains professional and calm despite the torrent of abuse and comments made by the COVID-19 conspiracist who confronts him.

The man brands Chris Whitty as a ‘liar’ several times.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday responded by saying that the footage is appalling and praised Mr Whitty for the way he dealt with the situation.