Laurence Fox, a former GB News presenter, claims he found out about his dismissal from the station while in detention after being detained.
According to the Metropolitan Police, the 45-year-old was detained on suspicion of plotting to cause criminal damage to Ulez (Ultra low emission zone) cameras and inciting or helping in the commission of crimes.
Fox was detained in Stockwell on Wednesday and transferred to a south London police station, but has since been freed and bailed pending further investigation.
“I found out about the GB News sacking in there (the police station),” he told Sky News.
“They said, ‘By the way, you’ve been fired, and there are a lot of paparazzi out there.'” And I thought, ‘Phew.'”
When asked about his arrest, Fox said, “They let me go.” Sadiq Khan’s’make a big issue out of Loz’.
“If Sadiq Khan thinks he can scare me, I’ve been intimidated by his coppers before.”
A video shared by Fox’s Reclaim Party on X, formerly known as Twitter, shows the former actor sitting on a sofa and pointing to cops, saying, “Look how many coppers there are in my house.”
Fox is then heard stating, “That, ladies and gentlemen, is the country we live in,” before giving the camera a thumbs up.
“On Wednesday October 4, 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,” a Met spokesman said.
“He was arrested in Stockwell and has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.”
The actor-turned-politician was suspended by GB News following an internal review and an Ofcom investigation after receiving over 8,000 complaints over on-air statements towards female journalist Ava Evans.
After making a number of personal statements about political journalist Ms Evans on the Dan Wootton Tonight show, including asking, “Who would want to shag that?” he faced disciplinary action from the station.
Following the statements, the station declared on Wednesday that it had “ended its employment relationship” with Fox.