Government speechwriter charged with public order offence
14:42 18 November 2012
A former speechwriter for Chancellor George Osborne will appear in court tomorrow in connection with a disturbance in a bar.
A man was detained after police were called to an incident at a bar in Battersea Rise, south west London, just before 1am on Saturday.
Mario Thomas Pisani, 34 was subsequently charged with behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and will appear at South Western Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
The junior civil servant, who also worked in the private office of former chancellor Alistair Darling, has been suspended from his work.
The offence Pisani is charged with is listed under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.
A 28-year-old unnamed woman was cautioned for assault on police in the same incident, after she and Pisani were taken to a south London police station.