East 17’s Brian Harvey arrested for sending “malicious tweets”

Former boy band star was reportedly taken to a police station in North London this week

Ex-East 17 member Brian Harvey has been arrested on suspicion of sending malicious tweets, according to reports.

The former boy band star, 43, was taken to a police station in North London on Wednesday (November 22), BBC News reports.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that it “received an allegation of malicious communications relating to a Twitter account” and that “enquiries continue”.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police released a statement, which reads: “The Metropolitan Police Service has received an allegation of malicious communications relating to a Twitter account. On Wednesday November 22, a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of malicious communications and has been taken to a north London police station. Enquiries continue.”

Harvey enjoyed chart success with East 17 in the mid to late-90s, scoring hits like ‘Stay Another Day’ and ‘House of Love’. Following numerous reunions with the band, the singer last parted ways with East 17 in 2010.

 

In 2015, Harvey spoke about his history of mental illness and depression.

He said: “We need a walk-in centre specifically designed for when, in the middle of the night, someone thinks ‘I am going to hang myself’ or ‘I am going to a forest and jump out of a tree with a noose around my neck’, because I have thought of all these things. Desperation takes over.”

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