Yellow Vest activist James Goddard is ARRESTED in London 3 min read

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Yellow Vest activist James Goddard who led chants outside Parliament is ARRESTED in London as anti-austerity protesters bring parts of capital to halt

  • James Goddard has reportedly been arrested on public order offences
  • Police confirmed a man in his 30s was arrested outside St James tube station
  • He remains in custody and is being taken to a central London police station

Sophie Law For Mailonline

Yellow vest campaigner James Goddard has reportedly been arrested by police in London on public order offences.

Police confirmed that a man had been arrested outside St James Park tube station today. 

He is believed to have been arrested in connection with alleged abuse MP Anna Soubry received outside the House of Commons on Monday, according to The Telegraph.

Police have not confirmed what public order of offence charge the man was arrested on.

The Met Police said in a statement: ‘We can confirm that a man in his 30s was arrested at 11.42hrs on Saturday, 12 January outside St James Park tube station on suspicion of a public order offence. 

‘He is currently in police custody and is being taken to a central London police station.’  

His supporters, marching in London to demand Britain leaves the European Union, claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday. 

Goddard, originally from Leicester, was in a gang of agitators that surrounded Tory MP Anna Soubry on Monday, allegedly calling her a ‘Nazi’ and a ‘traitor’. 

He is a vocal supporter of Tommy Robinson and asks for online donations to support his ‘yellow vest’ campaign. 

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Goddard also allegedly abused Owen Jones, branding him a ‘communist bully’ and a ‘lying little toad’ whose ‘parents must be ashamed’. 

As people called for him and his supporters to be arrested he said he ‘has nothing to apologise for’ and said he has a right to abuse MPs.

Goddard's supporters claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday

Goddard's supporters claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday

Goddard's supporters claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday

Goddard's supporters claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday

Goddard’s supporters claim he was preparing to hand himself in at Holborn police station at midday

He said that Ms Soubry had treated him and others ‘with contempt’ and ‘deserves’ the barracking she receives and said she ‘wasn’t verbally assaulted’.

He added: ‘Why is it ok for [the left] to say it yet the moment we say it we’re the ones who are branded things and they’re going to investigate us ?’

Since December the professional protester has been outside parliament where he has barracked MPs and journalists and also visited the ‘treacherous’ Labour Party’s offices in central London.

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On his Twitter and Facebook accounts he encourages supporters to donate to him and ‘support my work’ via a PayPal account.

The 29-year-old from Leicester says that Halal meat should be banned and that no new mosques should be built in the UK to avoid Britain becoming a Muslim country in 50 years.

More to follow. 

Ms Soubry was pursued by an aggressive mob yesterday, including far-right activist Goddard (pictured left, next to Soubry) who shouted in her face and called her a 'fascist' as she made her way back to Parliament

Ms Soubry was pursued by an aggressive mob yesterday, including far-right activist Goddard (pictured left, next to Soubry) who shouted in her face and called her a 'fascist' as she made her way back to Parliament

Ms Soubry was pursued by an aggressive mob yesterday, including far-right activist Goddard (pictured left, next to Soubry) who shouted in her face and called her a ‘fascist’ as she made her way back to Parliament

Yellow vest campaigner James Goddard has been arrested by police in London on public order offences.

Yellow vest campaigner James Goddard has been arrested by police in London on public order offences.

Yellow vest campaigner James Goddard has been arrested by police in London on public order offences.

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