In a bizarre trio of Facebook live-stream videos, apparently made in the back of a police van, Wesley Hall has revealed that he was arrested as he was about to board a flight to Spain. The arresting officer can be heard telling Wesley that he is on a “Wanted” list, and was removed from the flight to face charges of perverting the course of justice.
In the brief videos, made covertly during Wesley’s transportation from the airport to the police station, Wesley questions the police loudly, repeating their less-audible answers for the benefit of his phone camera.
In answer to the police officer’s query, “You sitting well though?” Wesley says, “I’m a bit pissed off because I was supposed to be going and doing a job. I just lost all my money on my flight”.
In the third video, the van door can be heard opening. Wesley asks, “So what’s actually happened, because I was supposed to get on that flight?”
An officer responds, “Just give us five minutes, and I’ll explain it to you”.
After the door closes, Wesley says, “So I was supposed to get on a flight to Malaga, and a minute before I get on the flight the police have arrested me”. He calls out to the police, “All my recording equipment…I was supposed to be doing some work for somebody for a 3-D map of Marbella! So it’s all my film equipment, all my cameras, all my lenses, all my tripod…”
In response to Wesley’s protest, “I’m known to the police in my local area, I’ve done nothing wrong, I can’t understand why the aeroplane’s been stopped and I’ve been taken off”, the police says his name showed up on the computers as “wanted” for perverting the course of justice.
Wesley has posted to Facebook since his arrest, but has made no further mention of the arrest or its outcome. [Update: Wesley’s Facebook page is set to re-post any tweets he posts to Twitter. His Twitter feed, in turn, uses an auto-post system called Dlvr.it, which enables users to set up queues of tweets from various sources, which will automatically post at set times. This explains why his Facebook and Twitter appear to be running in his absence.]
We will continue to follow this story and bring updates as they occur.