Reclaim Party leader and suspended GB News presenter Laurence Fox was the subject of a property search at his residential address in London on Wednesday by six police officers amid reports he was being arrested for “conspiracy to commit criminal damage.”
Footage shared on Reclaim’s social media accounts showed the outspoken self-proclaimed anti-woke campaigner discussing a live raid of his home by multiple police officers.
“Look at how many coppers there are in my house. That ladies and gentlemen is the country that we live in,” Fox said, before taking a puff off a cigar and giving a thumbs-up to the camera.
Officers can be seen wearing forensic gloves and holding evidence bags while Fox accuses them of “stealing everything from my house.”
The Metropolitan Police has not disclosed the motive behind the house raid, although a separate, longer video posted on social media claimed Fox had been targeted over accusations he had conspired to commit criminal damage.
Six Police Officers have turned up and searched @LozzaFox house. He is now being arrested for ‘conspiracy to commit criminal damage’.— Betty 🕊️ (@CaliforniaFrizz) October 4, 2023
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“In London’s knife-ridden city, where a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death with a sword, we’ve got one, two, another three upstairs, stealing, going through my house to intimidate me. Because this is what the police are. They don’t police with consent anymore, they police with fear and intimidation,” Fox told the camera.
“That is the Stasi police force we’ve got nowadays. Instead of being on the streets solving crimes like the murder of a 15-year-old girl, they’re all over social media,” he added.
The raid follows comments made in a published interview on Rumble on Tuesday with former radio presenter Maajid Nawaz, during which the pair discussed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s recent Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion. Fox reportedly said during the broadcast that he would be “out there with my angle grinder” and would be “happy to be arrested,” alluding to a group of vigilantes known as the Blade Runners who have been targeting ULEZ cameras to render them inoperable.
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Fox has shown support for the vigilante group in recent weeks, posting on X back in August: “I hope the Blade Runners have a busy night tonight. If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
It has not been confirmed if his remarks in the interview are the reason for the raid; however, Fox alluded to the ULEZ expansion in his video at the time of the search.
“The ULEZ cameras outside of London are a complete scam. This is no scientific evidence. Sadiq Khan rubbished the evidence and had it rewritten to service his own needs. No one voted for it. It’s the beginning of the surveillance state, and these boys are the Stasi. The Sadiq Stasi!
“So, have a lovely day. I’m gonna spend my day in the clink, innit!” Fox added.