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In a shocking video shared on Twitter by former Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney, a swarm of Met police officers are seen outside the exit of the Vauxhall tube station. He wrote: “Mask clampdown on London Tube today led to two arrests on my commute. Arrest one at Vauxhall, a man not wearing a mask. I arrived partway through this one, he was lacerated on his arms, clearly resisted, in huge distress. 10 officers/TfL staff on site.”

Mr Daubney can be heard in the video saying: “Ten coppers to restrain one man.”

Despite Mr Daubney’s comments, British Transport Police clarified to the stop had not been related to face covering.

A spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Vauxhall station shortly after 11am today (10 June) following reports of a man racially abusing and assaulting a member of Transport for London staff after being asked to fold his scooter on the escalator.

“Officers quickly attended and a man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault. He has been taken to police custody for questioning.”

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