Workmen change locks on George Michael’s home that late singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz ‘had smashed up because singer’s family were kicking him out’
- The 46-year-old former celebrity hairdresser was arrested by police on Tuesday
- Builders brought in to secure property, changing the locks and barring windows
- A source said family’s progress at kicking Mr Fawaz out triggered his rampage
Workmen have been spotted changing the locks on George Michael’s home after it was claimed that the late singer’s lover wrecked the £5million house because he was angry at being kicked out.
Fadi Fawaz, a 46-year-old former celebrity hairdresser, was arrested on Tuesday after ‘standing topless on the roof’ of the mansion, just days after he allegedly ‘went beserk’ and smashed windows.
Builders were brought in to secure the property, changing the locks and barring windows to stop him from getting back in.
Workmen have been spotted changing the locks on George Michael’s home after it was claimed that the late singer’s lover wrecked the £5million house
Builders were brought in to secure the property, changing the locks and barring windows to stop him from getting back in
Fadi Fawaz (seen with George Michael in 2012, left) was arrested on Tuesday (right) after ‘standing topless on the roof’ of the mansion, just days after he allegedly ‘went beserk’ and smashed windows.
Police standing guard outside the Wham! singer’s house after Mr Fawaz’s arrest on Wednesday
A source told The Sun: ‘[Mr Fawaz] claims George told him he could stay for as a long as he wants and Fadi thinks that was as a good a binding contract.
‘But George’s family have finally made progress which triggered his rampage.’
Police and the fire brigade raced to the property on Tuesday to find Mr Fawaz agitated and standing on the roof.
He was shouting: ‘I am not going there, I am not going there, I am staying here, I want to stay here,’ according to Metro.
Police said the home had suffered ‘extensive’ damage and had to enlist the help of firefighters to clear up leaking water.
Mr Fawaz was arrested before being released under investigation on Wednesday.
A Met Police spokesman confirmed officers went to the home around 7pm last night.
Mr Fawaz has been squatting at George’s home since he died on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, aged 53.
Police said the home had suffered ‘extensive’ damage and had to enlist the help of firefighters to clear up leaking water
Mr Fawaz casually leaned up against a wall with a football at his side as officers waited for backup units
Photographs from the scene on Wednesday evening appear to show him arguing with officers before being led away
Just days ago he was seen smoking a cigarette on the balcony of the property after allegedly ‘going berserk’ and smashing a window.
When contacted and asked about the damage on July 13, Mr Fawaz said he was ‘renovating’ the property.
George’s family are understood to be stepping up legal proceedings to have Mr Fawaz, who was left nothing in the singer’s £96.7million will, removed from the house.
The panes were damaged when Mr Fawaz ‘smashed at least nine windows and fan lights’, according to a builder working in the area at the time.
Mr Fawaz – seen on Wednesday) was reportedly seen standing on top of the singer’s home ‘topless’
Court paperwork from May 30 shows that his estate can now be divided, two years on from his death.
His sister Yioda will decide which friends receive what parts of the will, it states.
Former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley was not gifted anything in the will, but his ex-girlfriend and former Wham! backing singer Shirlie Kemp received a share of the fortune.
His long-term partner Kenny Goss, and on-off Australian boyfriend Fadi Fawaz are not mentioned in the will.
Fawaz dated George from 2012 until his death, and was the one to discover his body.
George Michael and Fadi Fawaz pictured in London leaving Madonna’s house in 2012