Former Coronation Street star Sean Ward, who played Callum Logan, was pictured being led away from an anti-vaxxers’ protest in London today with his hands cuffed behind his back and a police officer holding onto each arm
Former Coronation Street star Sean Ward was pictured being led away by police – with his hands cuffed behind his back – from an anti-vaxxers’ protest in London.
The actor, who played Callum Logan in the ITV soap, was seen walking in the middle of two police officers, who each held onto one of his arms.
Sean, 33, dressed in black trousers and a white T-shirt, walked with his mouth agape and looking down at the ground.
The female officer beside him carried a brown leather backpack, perhaps belonging to the actor, as she helped her colleague lead him away from the scene.
Shocking footage was also posted on Twitter by a member of the public, showing around six officers surrounding Sean and trying to detain him.
Metropolitan Police said they do not comment on individual arrests and it’s not currently known why Sean was apprehended by officers.
Four police officers were hurt today as anti-vaxxers staged protests across London.
The protests began in Canary Wharf as protesters tried to storm the HQ where Covid jabs were approved.
Sean is one of hundreds of protestors who gathered outside the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
He shared video on his Instagram story earlier today, standing at the top of stairs near the entrance to Canary Wharf Underground station, filming as hundreds of people walked towards him.
He wrote over the top of it: “Kids dont need an experimental jab prove us wrong” [sic]
The crowd was followed by police officers.
In a second video, he said in a voiceover: “So we are at the MHRA building. We’ve got two people inside the building.”
Pointing the camera at a woman, he continued: “This is Ellie, she’s vaccine injured, she wants to tell her story to the MHRA. Will they listen? We’ll find out.
“The police have fully blocked the doors, won’t let anyone in.”
He added: “MHRA, we want some answers.”
Before sharing his videos, he had posted an image on his Instagram grid to encourage people to join the protest.
It read: “Canary Wharf Underground station will be the first meeting point
“All black, no banners, no megaphones”.
He added in the caption: ” Bring a sandwich. We might be there a while”
Less than a month ago, he joined a demonstration at the ITV and BBC studios in White City.
Officials from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) confirmed this afternoon that they won’t recommend jabs for healthy youngsters aged between 12 and 15.
Metropolitan Police posted updated about the protest on Twitter.
They said: “We have officers attending a demonstration outside a commercial building on Cabot Square in Canary Wharf. A number of officers are on scene, guarding the entrance to the building.
“Officers also continue to attend a demonstration by separate group in Canary Wharf along Bank Street. Arrests have been made and units remain on scene.
“The group have moved off and travelled to the area around South Kensington. Public order officers are on scene.
“A number of protesters have become violent towards police. Four of our officers have been injured during clashes. This is unacceptable. We remain on scene.”
The Mirror has contacted Sean’s representatives for comment.