By Neal Baker
22nd March 2019, 4:38 am
Updated: 22nd March 2019, 5:37 am
FORMER East 17 singer Brian Harvey was last night arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications.
Scotland Yard said they were called to an address in Walthamstow, East London, on Thursday following reports a man was threatening to harm himself.
Officers performed a welfare check and a man in his 40s was arrested, police said.
Following a mental health assessment at hospital, Harvey, 44, was taken into police custody.
He did not suffer any injuries, according to police.
Harvey shot to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of pop band East 17 – later renamed E-17.
The boy band sold millions of records and scored several top 10 hits, including 1994 Christmas number one Stay Another Day.
Harvey was left with severe injuries in 2005 following an accident in which he ran over himself.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
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