Coby Cotton is back on the UK’s MI5 radar.
The actor who plays the detective on BBC hit series Torchwood has been detained on suspicion of attempted murder and conspiracy to murder after an alleged attack on a British politician.
Cotton, who starred alongside actor Toby Jones in the popular Torchwood series, was detained at Heathrow Airport on Saturday afternoon after allegedly attacking Conservative MP Caroline Flint on the floor of Parliament House in London.
In a tweet on Sunday, Cotton said: “My name is Tom Hardy and I have been detained for several hours for an attempted murder charge.
I have no comment at this time.”
The actor and Torchwood fan is also accused of being a member of the far-right extremist group Antifa, which is banned in Britain.
“The police have taken me to the Metropolitan Police and I am being held in custody on suspicion that I am a member and/or supporter of Antifa,” he tweeted.
A statement released by MI5 said Cotton “is believed to be acting in an attempt to commit murder and/our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time”.
Cotton, 43, is currently in the US on a business trip and has been charged with two counts of attempted homicide, one of conspiracy to commit homicide and one of attempted abduction, the statement added.
The statement also said that Cotton is being held on remand and will be appearing at a Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 3.
Cypress is known for playing crime-solving detective Toby Jones on Torchwood, and starred in the TV drama series Torchlight and the movie adaptation of the Torchwood comic book series.
Torchwood is a British crime drama drama series about a detective who investigates crime.
Last year, Cotton starred in a scene in which he played a fictionalised version of himself in a police interrogation room.
It was not clear if Cotton had a lawyer.