EASEBOURNE’S most famous couple have hit the headlines again after actor Laurence Fox who lives with his actress wife Billie Piper in the village had a brush with the law.
As Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the ITV drama Lewis, Laurence Fox is used to dealing with errant behaviour.
But it was the actor who was on the receiving end of a verbal battering from the police yesterday (Monday, February 10).
He took to Twitter after his encounter saying he had been branded a ‘disgusting and appalling human being’ by a police community support officer after he left his five-year-old son, Winston, briefly unattended in his car while he went to a chemist to buy medicine for his 22-month-old son, Eugene.
Laurence told his followers: ‘Park in loading bay to run into chemist to get medicine for sick child. Eldest son asks to stay in the car.
“I agree as I will be minutes. Return to car to find police community support officer telling me my son has been screaming in the car.
“He looks fine to me. I ask him if he is ok and he says he’s fine. I ask him if he was screaming, he says ‘no’.
“Get in the car. As I close the door ... officer calls me a ‘disgusting and appalling human being’ and infers my son is lying.”