Police look into reports minister ‘assaulted’ climate change protester

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Calls for Mark Field to resign over Mansion House incident while another Tory MP reports abusive messages from party colleague

The Conservatives have been plunged into controversy after a video showed a minister grab and manhandle a protester who disrupted the chancellor’s Mansion House speech.

Police began looking into the incident on Thursday night after footage seemed to show Mark Field pushing the female Greenpeace activist against a pillar and grabbing her neck. There were also calls for Field to lose his position as a Foreign Office minister.

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