Laurence Fox has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit criminal damage to ULEZ cameras after uploading a video online of police appearing to search his home.
It comes after the actor appeared on Maajid Nawaz’s Warrior Creed podcast on Tuesday, to ‘encourage mass removal of the surveillance state’.
He said: ‘I encourage them [Blade Runners] to tear down every single camera there is and I will be joining them to tear down cameras as well, because I’m one of those people that puts my money where my mouth is.’
Mr Fox added he was ‘pretty close with several’ Blade Runners – a secretive group behind acts of Ulez camera vandalism – and that he would be ‘out there with my angle grinder’.
The Met Police confirmed a 45-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit criminal damage to ULEZ cameras.
Later, GB News dramatically announced it had sacked Fox following derogatory remarks he made on the channel about a female journalist.
On Wednesday, a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, showed Fox sitting in his living room smoking a cigar while police appeared to search his home.
In the footage, he says: ‘Look how many coppers there are in my house…Coming to take everything out of my house. That ladies and gentlemen, is the country that we live in.’
It appeared to show multiple officers in what looks like Fox’s living room as he sits on a sofa watching them, dressed in a grey suit and smoking.
The Met Police said in a statement: ‘On Wednesday 4, October officers arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of conspiring to commit criminal damage to ULEZ cameras and encouraging or assisting offences to be committed.
‘He was arrested in Stockwell and has been taken to a South London police station where he remains in custody.’
Later the same day, GB News said it had ‘ended its employment relationship’ with Laurence Fox following comments he made on the channel about female journalist Ava Evans.