Axed Love Island star Haris Namani looked pensive as he arrived back in the UK to face the music on Friday- days after shocking footage surfaced on social media of him punching a reveller in a street brawl.
The boxer, 21, was given the boot from the show on Wednesday night with Anna May Robey, 19, after the arrival of two new bombshells, Jessie and Aaron.
Haris is reportedly facing being questioned by police after they allegedly launched an investigation into the incident.
Facing the music: Axed Love Island star Haris Namani arrived back in the UK on Friday- days after shocking footage emerged of him appearing to punch a reveller in a street brawl
On Friday, Haris looked serious as he walked through Heathrow airport, talking on the phone and looking in shops.
Haris dressed down in a white T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms and arrived back in the UK with Anna-May and a chaperone. The boxer was also seen pushing a luggage trolley as he walked through the airport.
Both were toting their personalised Love Island suitcases. Haris could reportedly be facing questioning from police over the surfaced video.
Pensive: On Friday, Haris looked pensive as he walked through Heathrow airport, talking on the phone and looking at duty free items
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s at an early stage but police are studying all available evidence.
‘It was a vicious assault and has quite rightly caused concern. There are also aggravating features given the fact that he is an amateur boxer.
‘Officers have already begun making enquiries and are likely to speak to Haris.’
MailOnline contacted representatives for Love Island for comment at the time.
Back again: Haris, who dressed down in a white T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, arrived back in the UK with Anna-May and a chaperone
Chatting: The boxer was seen chatting on the phone as he walked through the airport after arriving back in the UK
It comes after he previously broke his silence on the incident after he was dumped from the show, admitting he was ‘devastated’ that the video emerged and insisted it is ‘not a reflection’ of his character.
Haris added: ‘I’m devastated that this video has been seen, it’s not a reflection of my character.
‘I’m not someone that goes looking for fights and I didn’t want to be in that situation. This was a heat of the moment thing.
‘The video doesn’t show everything that happened. Afterwards we met up and we cleared the air; we’ve shaken hands and we get along now. It’s not something that would happen again.’
Serious: The star scrolled his phone as he walked around shops in the airport with Anna-May and a chaperone
Return: The boxer was also seen pushing a luggage trolley which toted his personalised Love Island suitcase on it
Controversy: Despite the video, Haris was also seen grinning with Anna-May and their chaperone at the airport
In the distressing clip, taken last May in Doncaster, Haris sparred with his opponent, knocked him to the ground and shouted: ‘I’m not a bully… on my mum’s life’ while being encouraged by a friend behind the camera.
After the video emerged on picture app Snapchat, it was published by The Sun.
A friend of Haris told the publication: ‘We were all surprised when we heard Haris was going on Love Island, he’s got quite a bit of a temper on him and if someone says something he’s more than prepared to have a fight.
‘He’s got an advantage being a boxer and he knows he can cause damage because he trains four times a week, he knows what he is capable of because of his training. That kind of stuff has to stay in the ring.
‘I’m surprised ITV didn’t do further checks, I saw the row between him and Shaq and wasn’t surprised in the slightest. That’s the type of guy he is. What you see is what you get.’
Shopping: The boxer also browsed the shops as he arrived back in the UK, chatting to a shop assistant
Facing the music: Haris speaks on the phone after his short-lived time in the villa with Anna-May and the other islanders
Casual: Anna-May cut a casual figure in a grey tracksuit and also appeared to speak on the phone on her arrival home
On Instagram, Haris often shares snaps and videos of himself training in the boxing ring, as well as showing off his talents in his fights at Steel City Gym.
After the video emerged, bosses initially issued a statement following reports Haris’s future involvement in the show hangs by ‘the thinnest of threads’.
A representative for Love Island said: ‘Language and behaviour in the villa is always closely monitored, and Islanders are reminded of what we consider acceptable during their time on the show.
‘Extensive duty of care protocols for all Islanders includes video training and guidance covering language and behaviour.’
Smiles: The star also wore socks and sliders, staying comfy as her brunette locks cascaded over her shoulders
Deep in thought: Anna-May looked pensive as she returned back to reality from the Love Island villa
An ITV source added to MailOnline that background checks are carried out before Islanders enter the show and that the video training tells them how they should conduct themselves in the villa and what is considered unacceptable behaviour.
The insider told us: ‘This training is their opportunity to learn and gain perspective from any mistakes or errors of judgement that have been made prior to going on the show.’
Despite the video storm, insiders previously told MailOnline Haris left the villa as part of a planned eviction after a public vote and it is ‘just a coincidence that his departure came hours after the video was unearthed’.
The footage came days after a fight erupted between Haris and Shaq Muhammad after a beer pong game – with the men having to be forced apart by shocked Islanders.
The drama kicked off as Haris commented on bombshell newcomer David’s steamy kiss with Shaq’s partner Tanya, causing Shaq to brand the TV salesman a ‘s**t stirrer’.
Fight: The ITV2 show was plunged into chaos after a video surfaced on social media showing Haris landing blows on another party-goer in the street
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