MP Eric Joyce arrested after late-night brawl at House of Commons
The independent MP Eric Joyce was arrested last night when a fight broke out at a parliamentary bar.
More than a dozen officers were called after the fracas involving Mr Joyce at Westminster's Sports and Social Club where a karaoke night was taking place.
Last year he pleaded guilty to charges of common assault after headbutting a Tory MP in the Strangers Bar in Parliament. He was fined £3,000 and resigned from the Labour party.
Mr Joyce has said he will stand down at the next election as the MP for Falkirk, which he is now representing as an independent. The episode will increase pressure on Mr Joyce, who served as the parliamentary aide to Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth, to step down early.
According to eyewitnesses, Mr Joyce wrestled on the ground with officers, with one policeman's helmet knocked off in the process. He was then handcuffed and put into a police van while still appearing to resist arrest....Read more