Snow Patrol star arrested

The band are due to headline T In The Park tonight

Snow Patrol‘s preparations for their T In The Park headline slot tonight (July 7) have been thrown into chaos after one of the band was arrested following their Live Earth show yesterday.

Keyboard player Tom Simpson was apprehended as he prepared to board a flight at RAF Northolt in Middlesex. The band were on the way to the Oxegen Festival in Ireland.

Simpson missed the show after being taken to Uxbridge Police Station, where he was still being held last night.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a 35-year old man was arrested at Northolt military base. He will remain in custody at Uxbridge Police Station until he is transferred.”

The alleged offence was committed in the Strathclyde force area, where the band are based.

The festival’s press office have told NME.COM that Wilson will be free in time to play tonight.

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