Danniella Westbrook says her ex Brian Harvey 'is still sat in police cell' after late-night arrest

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  • Danniella Westbrook
    Danniella Westbrook
    English actress and television presenter
  • Brian Harvey
    English musician and former lead singer of East 17
  • Frank Bruno
    British boxer
‘I do not consent’: Brian Harvey shares video of arrest as he asks to take care of his dogs and call his mother
‘I do not consent’: Brian Harvey shares video of arrest as he asks to take care of his dogs and call his mother

Former E17 frontman Brian Harvey is still in police custody after his arrest for sending “malicious communications,” his ex Danniella Westbrook has confirmed.

Former Eastenders star Westbrook revealed the news when replying to a tweet from boxer and mental health advocate Frank Bruno.

Bruno had tweeted: “Very sad to hear about Brian Harvey this morning, I’m unsure of the full story but am aware he’s suffering & in a dark place. I hope he gets the help & right support he needs. Too many people are unsupported and left suffering #mentalhealthmatters #peoplematter 🙏🏽”

Westbrook then quoted his tweet and commented: “He hasn’t @frankbrunoboxer he was let go from hospital and arrested again straight away and is still sat in a cell in east London . The NHS mental health team at that hospital sucks .. it’s tragic to be honest x We all just want him to be ok x”

Read more: East 17’s Brian Harvey arrested over alleged malicious communications

Harvey has been arrested over allegations he sent “malicious communications”.

Scotland Yard said they had been called to a house in Walthamstow, east London after reports that a man was threatening to harm himself.

He did not suffer any injuries.

Read more: East 17’s Brian Harvey hospitalised after ‘worrying’ YouTube livestreams alert police

Police said they had performed a welfare check on a man in his 40s, and then arrested him. Following a physical examination where he was deemed fit, he was taken into police custody.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “Following a mental health assessment at hospital, the man has been taken into police custody where he remains.”

In a now deleted video, Harvey live-streamed his arrest and showed police arriving at his property, asking him if they could go inside and talk to him.


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