George Michael’s ex Fadi Fawaz ‘is arrested over string of hammer attacks on cars in east London’

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George Michael’s ex Fadi Fawaz ‘is arrested over string of hammer attacks on parked cars in east London’

  • Fadi Fawaz, 47, arrested in Bethnal Green, London, according to reports today
  • The Sun reports that arrest was made amid a police probe into criminal damage
  • Mercedes, BMW and a Toyota were all struck with a hammer on Friday, it reports
  • Hair-stylist found singer dead in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day in 2016 

Metropolitan Police officers reportedly arrested Fadi Fawaz (pictured with the Wham! singer in 2012) in Bethnal Green, East London, on Friday, after a Mercedes, BMW and a Toyota were struck with a hammer

The former-partner of singer George Michael has been arrested as part of a police probe into a string of hammer attacks on parked cars in London, according to reports.

Metropolitan Police officers reportedly arrested Fadi Fawaz in Bethnal Green, east London, on Friday, after a Mercedes, BMW and a Toyota were struck with a hammer.

The 47-year-old, who found the Wham! singer dead in his Oxfordshire home in 2016, was videoed wearing a tracksuit bottoms, a shellsuit and flip-flops, as he was arrested by officers, reports The Sun.

Police confirmed a man had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, possession of a knife and possession of Class A drugs, the paper reports.

MailOnline has tonight contacted the Metropolitan Police for a comment.

The alleged arrest comes almost a year after Fawaz’s family dismissed claims he is homeless and depressed in London and claim he is ‘going to be OK’.

The hair-stylist was pictured pacing the street in Covent Garden in August last year amid claims he was sleeping rough after checking out of a £49-a-night Travelodge.

According to the Sun, Fawaz was seen wandering the streets of London earlier this week looking for accommodation prior to his alleged arrest. 

Australian-born Fawaz is said to have first met George Michael in 2009 and is believed they were dating from 2012 onward, after the ‘Faith’ singer split from long-term partner Kenny Goss.

Australian-born Fawaz is said to have first met George Michael in 2009 and is believed they were dating from 2012 onward, after the 'Faith' singer split from long-term partner Kenny Goss

Australian-born Fawaz is said to have first met George Michael in 2009 and is believed they were dating from 2012 onward, after the ‘Faith’ singer split from long-term partner Kenny Goss

On Christmas Day 2016, Fawaz found the singer dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames after attempting to wake him up so they could go to lunch.

At the time of Michael’s death aged 53, Fawaz claimed it was ‘suicide’. 

But an inquest later ruled the singer died of natural causes and had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. 

Fawaz continued to live in the singer’s £5million London home until he was kicked out in 2018 after he was cut out of the Wham! star’s £98million fortune, it was reported at the time.

In August 2018, concerns were raised after a post on Fadi’s Facebook page suggested the hairdresser was homeless.

Floral tributes are left outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day 2018 -  the second anniversary of the singer's death

Floral tributes are left outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day 2018 –  the second anniversary of the singer’s death

But family members later denied he was homeless.

Fadi’s niece Soumaya, daughter of Rouba, told MailOnline in September last year: ‘Maybe someone else hacked his Facebook or something, I don’t know.’

Asked if he is still in contact with them, she added: ‘Sure and we hear from other people how he is. He’s going to be OK.’

Fadi grew up in the Logan Central area of Brisbane but left aged 20 to work in Sydney, before moving to London.

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